Hellisey (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈhɛtlɪsˌeiː] ) is a small, uninhabited island in the Vestmann Islands, south of Iceland. It is 6 km southwest of Heimaey and 13 km northeast of Surtsey.[1] Hellisey only has an area of 0.1 km ² and extends to about 100 m above sea level.

Suðurey, Hellisey, Súlnasker and Geldungur islands.

Nature edit

The island is a bird paradise. Like other Vestmann Islands, Hellisey is also a volcanic island. A local company makes fishing tours to the island. Prior to 1960, the island also had some sheep.

Miscellaneous edit

A fishing boat was named after the island. It sank on 12 March 1984. Guðlaugur Friðþórsson was the only survivor of the crew.[2]

As with other Vestmann islands, Hellysey has inspired some traditional poems[3]

References edit

  1. ^ "Photo - Hellisey". Frosti Gislason.
  2. ^ "The True Viking Grit".
  3. ^ Vefstjóri. "Bjarnarey - Úteyjavísur". bjarnarey.is. Archived from the original on 9 August 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2014.

63°21′39.25″N 20°22′1.06″W / 63.3609028°N 20.3669611°W / 63.3609028; -20.3669611