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Grimsey Arctic Circle Boat Tour

Visit the Arctic Circle on this Round Trip to Grimsey

This unbelievable day tour allows you to make the famous Arctic Circle crossing! Explore the nature and wildlife of Iceland’s northernmost point. Witness lovable puffins and dive-bombing Arctic terns.

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On this amazing Arctic Circle tour, sail on a comfortable ferry boat to Grimsey Island, the only part of Iceland that lies within the Arctic Circle. Grimsey is famed for its many Atlantic puffins that nest on the cliff edges. It’s an isolated and beautiful place with unique culture, ensuring a fantastic time during your tour. The highlight of the day is unquestionably the many amazing seabirds, which outnumber people at a rate of around 10,000 to 1.

If you like secluded places that are truly off-the-beaten-track, then this trip to the Arctic Circle from Iceland is for you.

  • Availability

    May. - Sept.

  • Duration

    10 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    No

  • Min. Age

    No age limit

  • Departs from

    Dalvik

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    7.000 ISK

Tour highlights
Round trip to Grímsey Island by ferry
Visit one of the best bird-watching areas in Iceland
Experience the life of the locals
Included
Round trip to Grímsey Island with the ferry
Guided Tour (Optional)

The ferry departs from the fishing village of Dalvik at 9:00 and takes you on a three-hour journey to Grimsey Island. We’ll arrive at our destination at around 12:00. Once there you can either go off and explore this amazing and secluded place by yourself or join the professionally guided tour by one of our expert local guides (optional extra not included in the fee).

The ferry will then depart from Grimsey at 17:00 (16:00 on Sundays).

Guided Arctic Circle Tour (Optional Extra)

One of our friendly local tour guides meets us as we disembark the ferry and then takes us around the island of Grimsey. The tour begins with a traditional local lunch in the main town before we head out into the unknown in search of the best birdwatching spots on the island. 

Your guide will tell you all about the local culture of Grimsey and countless bird species that call the island home. This includes the nesting grounds of the adorable puffins, whose monogamy and cute features have made them a firm favorite around the world. You’ll also learn all about the many strange traditions that have developed on this remote Arctic island. 

At the end of the tour, we’ll provide you with light refreshments that you can enjoy amidst serene and beautiful nature. We’ll also provide you with an official certificate stating that you have crossed the Arctic Circle

If you love birds, wildlife, and untouched nature, then this guided Iceland’s Arctic Circle tour is the one for you.

Please note

Optional extra: Guided tour around the island, a light lunch & certificate that you crossed the Arctic Circle

What to bring: Dress in layers. Wear good and comfortable waterproof hiking boots and have a waterproof shell with you. If you are not choosing the optional guided tour, bring your own lunch and snacks for the day.

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