Information on Grímsey Island

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Information on Grímsey Island

Grímsey in the summer

Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

Q: Do you know of any up-to-date resources on Grímsey and its history?
I would love to get in contact with Helgi Daníelsson. Is he still alive? If so, do you know of a way to contact him?
Any help would be much appreciated.


A: María Helena Tryggvadóttir at Visit Akureyri knows Grímsey well had this to say:

"The book about Grímsey that Helgi Daníelsson published (in Icelandic) some years ago is the latest and most detailed overview regarding the people and history of the island. On the Grímsey webpage you can also find some information in English: Most other information available is mainly in Icelandic. I would advice Mr. Ian to get information regarding Helgi Danielsson from his son Mr. Friðþjófur Helgason."