Beautifully kept old houses in cheerful colours line the dusty path through the settlement of Flatey island. Walk through it, and at the end of the settlement, the path becomes even narrower and more crooked, taking you through a dense population of birds, consisting mainly of Arctic terns. Two families stay on the island throughout the winter, but many more migrate during the summer, mainly for leisure but also to serve tourists.
In a charming way, it feels very much like a movie set. And so it is. Many movies are set on the island, most notably The Honour of the House, based on a short story by Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness.