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Hellisey is an 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.


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


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


  1. ^ "Photo - Hellisey". Frosti Gislason. 
  2. ^ "The True Viking Grit". 
  3. ^ Vefstjóri. "Bjarnarey - Úteyjavísur". bjarnarey.is. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 

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