An Island in Eyjafjörður, 15 min from Akureyri
Hrísey is Iceland’s second largest island, the largest being
Heimaey in the Westmann Islands. It is covered with vegetation, being,
for the most part, flatland which only rises to 110 metres above sea
level at its highest point. The bedrock is basalt, about 10 million years old. On the southernmost tip of the island is a small village where most of the islanders live. There is a relatively new swimming pool to tempt the visitor, and also the chance to do a spot of sightseeing from the trailer of a tractor, which is perhaps something one does not experience every day!
The crossing between Hrísey and Árskógssandur takes about 15 minutes one way, and the ferry, Sævar, runs several times a day.