Information about Drangey

 

Drangey, with its steep sea cliff and rich birdlife, is situated in the middle of Skagafjordur. It towers majestically over the fjord, resembling a rock fortress.

Drangey is the remnant of a 700,000 year old volcano, and is mostly made of volcanic tuff. Due to its rich birdlife, the island was for centuries a source of livelihood for the people of Skagafjordur. Among the most common birds are the guillemot, auk and puffin. Drangey is also famous as the refuge of Icelandic outlaw Grettir, the hero of Grettis saga.

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Grettislaug

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Hofsós

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Álftavatn

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Skagafjörður

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Sauðárkrókur

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Hólar in Hjaltadalur

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Glaumbær

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Blönduós

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Siglufjörður

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Tröllaskagi

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Varmahlíð

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Austari-Jökulsá

  Austari-Jokulsa (East Jokulsa River), 'The Beast of the East', is a glacier river in Skagafjordur district. With its strong stream, wi...

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Ólafsfjörður

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Michal Gorski. Ólafsfjörður is a town in North Iceland with a population of approximate...

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Svarfadardalur

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Reykir

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Reykir Regional Museum (Hrútafjörður)

The local culture museum at Reykir in Hrutafjordur bay in North Iceland gives a good impression of the shark hunts from the bay and the farm comm...

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Dalvík

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Húnaflói

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Hvítserkur

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Hóp Lake

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