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Coordinates: 63°27′55″N 20°10′30″W / 63.46528°N 20.17500°W / 63.46528; -20.17500 Elliðaey is the north-easterly most of the Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands), an archipelago consisting of 15 or 18 islands (and assorted smaller rocks) located south of Iceland.[1] The island is uninhabited, but has a large hunting lodge, constructed in 1953. The lodge is owned by the Elliðaey Hunting Association. Despite rumors to the contrary circulating on the internet the island was not gifted to the pop singer Björk by the Icelandic government.[2]

Elliðaey is part of the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago off of Iceland’s southern coast. It is the island located furthest to the north-east among the group.


  1. ^ Nuttall, Mark, ed. (2012). "Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)". Encyclopedia of the Arctic. Routledge. p. 2126. ISBN 9781136786808. 
  2. ^ Casimiro, Steve (July 9, 2013). "Elliðaey Island, Iceland". Adventure Journal. Adventure Journal LLC. Retrieved January 22, 2015.