Project Description



Drangey is a small rocky island in the middle of Skagafjörður. The island is the remnant of a 700.000-year-old volcano and mostly made of volcanic tuff, forming a massive rock fortress. Drangey is birdwatching paradise. The cliffs serve as a nesting colony for thousands of seabirds, including puffins, guillemots, gannets, kittiwakes, fulmar, shearwaters along with ravens and gyrfalcons. Through the centuries the locals have visited those cliffs for egg collection and bird netting. The island can only be ascended at one spot. Boat tours can be taken from Reykjaströnd and Sauðakrókur to reach the island. Drangey is first mentioned in the Grettis Saga. Grettir the outlaw and his brother found refuge on the island for three years until they were slain.


GPS: N65° 56′ 44.865″ W19° 41′ 16.743″