Hrísey Island lies in Eyjafjörður and is the second largest island in Iceland (8km2) where the 150 inhabitants are enthusiastic hosts, offering tractor rides, hiking and lighthouse tours. The birdlife on the island is varied and plentiful, the ptarmigan being the main star. The north part of the island is only accessible by permission as it is a private nature reserve. The ferry to Hrísey departs from Árskógssandur on the mainland and the trip takes about 15 minutes.

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