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Grimsey Arctic Circle Boat Tour

Explore the Arctic Circle on this round trip to Grímsey

This unbelievable tour allows you to make the famous Arctic Circle crossing! Experience the nature and wildlife of Iceland’s northernmost point. Witness the lovable puffins of this secluded and beautiful place.

Around-Iceland Boat Tours

This amazing tour will take you across the iconic Arctic Circle – as we sail on a comfortable ferry boat to Grimsey Island, famed for the many Atlantic Puffin that nest in the cliffs of the island. It is an isolated and beautiful place, with a truly unique culture, ensuring that we have a fantastic time during the tour. The highlight of the day is unquestionably the many amazing seabirds, which outnumber the people at a rate of around 10,000 to 1. If you like secluded places that lie well and truly off-the-beaten-track, then this is the perfect one for you.

  • Availability

    May. - Sept.

  • Duration

    10 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level


  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


  • Min. Age

    No age limit

  • Departs from


  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    7.000 ISK

Tour highlights
Round trip to Grímsey Island with the Ferry
Visit one of the Best Bird Watching Areas in Iceland
Experience the Life of the Locals
Round trip to Grímsey Island with the ferry
Guided Tour (Optional)

The ferry departs from Dalvik at 9.00 am and will take you on the three-hour journey to Grimsey Island, meaning we will arrive 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 tour (Optional extra)

One of our friendly local tour guides will meet us as we disembark the ferry and take us around the island, teaching us about the unique local culture and the many amazing bird species that call the island home. It 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. This includes the nesting grounds of the adorable puffin, whose monogamy and cute features have made them a firm favorite with people around the world. Our guide will also tell us all about the many strange traditions and amazing local culture that has developed on the island. At the end of the tour, we will provide you with another light refreshment that you can enjoy amidst serene and beautiful nature. We will also provide you with an official certificate stating that you have crossed the arctic circle. If you love birds, wildlife and amazing nature then this tour may just be 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.

How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Special Tours, has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summer time).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

Can the guide advise if I am eligible for rescheduling the tour and/or a refund?

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

How are the tours rated in terms of difficulty?

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.


How does carbon offsetting work?

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at time of booking. The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us. Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

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