Hrísey Island from Akureyri

Hrísey Island from Akureyri

On this tour we will visit the unforgettable island in the north.

Highlights: Hrísey • Birdlife • Scenery • North Iceland

Activities: Bird Watching, Sightseeing Tours in Iceland
  • Available: Jun-Aug
  • Duration: 4-6 hrs
  • Region: North Iceland
  • Level of difficulty: Low
Price per person:
24990 ISK

Tour Description

Visit peaceful, yet festive Hrísey island, the second largest island in Iceland after Heimaey, one of the Westman islands.

We depart from Torfunefsbryggja in Akureyri for a 4.5 hour wonderfully scenic excursion. Once in Hrísey you will enjoy a guided tour on a tractor, indulge on a deliciously fresh seafood meal at a cute local restaurant and have fun while being entertained by some local musicians.

Hrísey’ is not only unique in its culture and the incredibly helpful and open minded locals but its also a real paradise for bird watchers. Hrísey is home to a wide variety of birds, most notably perhaps the Ptarmigan, which changes colours from winter to summer.

There are very few cars on the island, but the inhabitants use old tractors to get around. Some of them have even been specially modified to transfer passengers. This is just one of the many examples of how these wonderful people go about their daily lives and have their own way of doing things.

What’s included

  • Expert whale watching guide
  • Multiple viewing platforms
  • 360° panorama from top deck
  • Commentary through on board sound system
  • Heated indoor cabin with toilet facilities
  • Comfortable cushioned seats & ample space
  • Light snacks, coffee, beer & soft drinks available on board


  • Season: Daily June - August
  • Duration: Approximately 4 and a half hour tour
  • Departure point: Torfunefsbryggja harbor
  • Departure times: Daily
  • Minimum age: No age limit

Please note

Arrive at the harbour 30 minutes before departure

Additional info

Our staff is well trained and our customers’ wellbeing and safety is our highest priority.

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