Hrísey is a small island off the north coast of Iceland, situated approximately 35 kilometers north of Akureyri, in Eyjafjörður.
The island of Hrísey is renowned for its abundant birdlife. It lies out in the middle of the fiord and can be reached by the ferry, Sævar - a journey of about 15 minutes. To get to Hrísey, first head in the direction of Dalvík, but before you reach the town, take the turning leading to Árskógssandur. The Hrísey ferry runs a scheduled service from Árskógssandur This small fishing village provides various services which will benefit the visitor e.g. a swimming pool, small guesthouse, restaurant, camping site, café and shop. To explore the island you can either go by foot or go sightseeing on a tractor! There is a shark museum in Hrísey where much valuable information on the shark hunting activities of yesteryear, as well as other details on the history of island life on Hrísey.
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