Hrisey. Widely hailed as ‘The Pearl of Eyjafjörður’, the beauty and tranquility of Hrísey, along with its interesting history and culture, the hospitality of the locals, its rich birdlife, and its fantastic views, have made the island an essential stop for travelers. Hrísey has been inhabited since the age of settlement and is mentioned as early as in Landnámabók and the Saga of Víga-Glúms.