Hrisey is the second largest island of the country, situated on the longest bay, Eyjafiordur. A small village is on its southernmost part and life there centres around fishing and fish processing. Marked hiking trails lead you around the island and it is an experience in itself to watch the outstanding bird life andenjoy the midnight sun during bright summer nights. The island was known for its renowned Galloway-, Limousine and Aberdeen Angus beef from a local breeding station and quite many people visit the island to taste these fine products at the local restaurants. To day people are coming to see the real nature of the island.
The island is a bird sanctuary and experiments are in progress to further the breeding of eider fowl, but its down is of the highest quality, and you can also see Ptarmigan in local house gardens.
An island worth visiting!
Photo Credit: Visit North Iceland