The tractor trips are particularly popular. These are about 40 minute trips around the village and surroundings, on a hay cart towed by an elderly tractor. Further information on the trips is available by contacting Tel.: 00354 - 6950077, or by e-mail email@example.com
trips are also very popular. The view is spectacular from the site of the
lighthouse and the midnight sun sailing on the horizon in the middle of
summer, simply takes ones breath away.
Each trip can take 1,5 to 2 hours. All lighthouse trips are guided. Minimum number of participants: 5 persons.
Additional Information on the trips is available directly by contacting Tel.: 00354 - 6950077, or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The House of Shark
In the oldest house on the Island a museum has been set up where you can learn about the history of shark fishing in Iceland. The house was recently renovated and brought to its original state and as well as the museum, it also houses the Tourist information which is open 1pm - 5 pm from the start of June until the end of August.
Holt - Memorial
Museum of Alda Halldórsdóttir.
This was the home where Alda Halldórsdóttir was born in 1913 and lived and grew up with her mother and uncle. The house along with its interiors, shows in a unique way a typical working-class home of that era where the new and the old meet. There you can also find a variety of handicrafts and embroidery by Alda, along with old photographs of her friends and relatives. Alda bequeathed "Holt" to the Hrisey community after her death, in order for it to be used as a memorial of times gone by.
Overnight accommodation in " Brekka" , Tel.: 00354 - 4661751, - 6953737 For further information tel.: 00354 - 4661751 and -6953737 or via Internet: email@example.com
Brekka: Restaurant, cafe and bar. Tel.: 00354 - 4661751/6953737
Júllabúð (convenience store) Open every day. Snacks and drinks, general food products available. Phone: +354 466 1707.
Geothermal Swimmingpool, Tel.: 00354 - 4612255
Savings bank, Tel.: 00354 - 4601800
Post office, Tel.: 00354 - 4601800 ATM available.
Marked walking paths lead directly by the football field, at the northern side of the village, which is free to use for everyone.
Walking around in Hrísey.
Hrísey has a surface of approximately 11.5 square km. The island is approx. 7 km long and 2.5 km broad in the broadest place. North of the lighthouse is the highest point measuring 110m above the sea level. This highest point is named "Bratti" and from it there are rubble slopes towards the sea.
Numerous man made embankments lie all over the island, the longest being almost 3km long.
These embankments are believed to be very old and some believe that they may have served as fences in the olden days. One assumes that these embankments save completely unique information, which one would receive, if archaeological investigations of them were undertaken.
The" leylines" on the island are by many considered to be a spectacular source of energy and many visitors as well as inhabitants feel that this raw energy of the earth "charges their battery" in a unique way. Any amount of power drawn from this source is absolutely free of charge
As most of the island is privately owned, the walking paths are located outside of this private part. Many birds nest on the island and because of the reservation of the wild fowl life we encourage visitors to keep to marked walking paths. At times it is possible to organize guided walking tours outside marked paths. Please feel free to contact us if this interests your group.
Hunting and/or killing birds in Hrísey is strictly prohibited but for those who want to watch birds there is a hut a little bit north of the village which is intended for birdwatchers.
There are three marked walking paths on the southern half of the island.
The green path has an overall length of approximately 2.3 km.
The yellow path has an overall length of approximately 4.5 km.
The red path has an overall length of approximately 5 km.
On these paths there is a great deal to see and many things to learn. A lot of signs along the path contain information on what meets the eye or tickles other senses.