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Hrísey Festival (July)

The Hrísey Festival 2023 will take place 7th - 9th July

The annual Hrísey festival takes place in July each year and includes family friendly events such as kid-disco, bonfire, live-music, art-shows and mysteri tours. Hrísey is a small island in the middle of Eyfjafjörður 35 km from Akureyri with population of 165. During one of the first weekends in July a Family Festival has been held in the island since 1997. During this weekend the islanders invite people to come and enjoy music, tractor trailer rides, taste local food among many other things.

This festival is first and foremost a family festival where everyone should find something to his or her liking. Scheduled ferry connects Hrísey to the village Árskógssandur, about 35 km from Akureyri. There are up to nine departures a day; each crossing is about 15 minutes. Here is the schedule for the ferry and all transportation to and from the island.

All information about how to get to Hrísey and other details can be found on www.hrisey.is.

Popular things to do in Hrísey are enjoying the small village, having a walk or visit the local exhibition about shark fishing and the local history. Hrisey is also known as the tranquil energy point where you can recharge your batteries with the mysterious lay-line power emerging from the great Mount Kaldbakur on the mainland. Service includes overnight facilities, a restaurant shop and geothermal swimming pool.

Program 2023
Thursday, July 6
Karaoke in Sæborg at 21.00

Friday, July 7
Coffee in private gardens 15.00 - 18.00: Lucky, Kelahús, Jörundarhús and Júlíusarhús
Clockstring exhibition and Sultusjoppan (jam-selling) Miðbraut 11, open 15.00 - 18.00
Children's adventure tour at 18.00 hosted by the local youth club Narfi
Adventure tour 13 -17 years old at 18.00 hosted by the local youth club Narfi
Adventure tour 18 years and older at 21:30.
Price: 5.000 ISK.

Saturday, July 8
Program starts at 13:00
Rhubarb festival at the clockstring exhibition home, Miðbraut 11, open 13.00 - 16.00
Coffeé shop by the local wimens society 14.00 - 17.00
Playground and sprinkles at the festival grounds:
Benedict the leprechaun and Didi the human child come on a visit
Stúlli and Ásta Soffía Þorgeirsdóttir accordionist
Mysteritour at 16.30
Tractor group driving at 18.00

Campfire and songs at 21.00
- Kalli Örvars and various characters accompanying him along with his accompanist, our own Siggi Gunnar stops by.
Campfire and breech singing with Kiddi Árni and Ómar Hlynur

Gallery Perla:
Friday: 12.30 -17.00 Saturday: 12.30 -17.00 Sunday: 12.30 -17.00

Store Hríseyjarbúðin:
Friday: 12.00 - 21.00 Saturday: 12.00 - 24.00 Sunday: 12.00 -17.00
Swimming pool: Friday: 10.30 - 19.00 Saturday: 10.30 - 17.00 Sunday:10.30 -17.00

Verbúðin 66:
Friday: from 13.00
Saturday: from 13.00 hours Sunday: from 13.00 - 20.00

Hrísey ferry Sævar:
From Hrísey              From Árskógssandur
09.00                        09.30
11.00                          11.30
13.00                         13.30
15.00                         15.30
17.00                         17.30
19.00                         19.30
21.00                         21.30
23.00                        23.30

The program for 2024 will be added when closer to the date.

For more info regarding Hrisey island visit their webpage www.hrisey.is

The festival was first held in 1997 og has been a annual event since.