2. Hrísey

Hrísey is a small island in Eyjafjörður. To get there, drive about 30 minutes from Akureyri to a town called 'Dalvík' and take a ferry there. The sailing takes about 15 minutes and it goes every hour or every other hour.
There are almost no cars in Hrísey, an old 'tractor' to transport the luggage or goods if needed. It is incredible how relaxing a stay there can be.
The town is very small, with one shop, a church and a small but very nice swimming-pool. You can join a round-trip with the 'tractor' or walk around. The birdlife is very rich and there are many marked walking paths. The shore is alse very nice, some small sandy beaches where kids like to run around.