Hrísey in Eyjafjörður gets great reviews in The Guardian

Antique tractors were mentioned in the article in The Guardian …

Antique tractors were mentioned in the article in The Guardian about Hrísey in Eyjafjörður. Snæfríður Ingadóttir

The island Hrísey in Eyjafjörður up north in Iceland gets great reviews in an article in The Guardian. In the article is a list of destinations that stood out to the readers of the paper in this year. In the article is a beautiful picture of Hrísey, but the article starts with the part about Hrísey, written by Paul Gamble.

"We visited the low-rise, one-village island of Hrísey during our round-Iceland tour. It sits in the Arctic-facing inlet of Eyjafjördur, 20 minutes by ferry from Árskógssandur, north of Akureyri – the fourth largest town in Iceland," writes Gamble in the article. 

He continues to talk about walking a 6 km trail around the southern part of the island.  "There was a warm welcome from the islanders we met, but the birds were the star attraction. Ptarmigans thrive here at sea level – they seemed almost tame," he writes.

Gamble is very taken in with the history of the island and talks about Shark-Jörundur, antique tractors and fish-drying racks.

"We gained such a sense of the old way of life here."

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