Beyond the Arctic Circle from Reykjavík


Grímsey, bisected by the Arctic Circle, lies about 40 km away from the closest point on the mainland. It´s surrounded by cliffs for the most part. Its highest point (103 m) is at the northern end where it slopes gently undulating southward in green fields and pastureland.

The island is about 2 km wide and 6 km long with an area of 5.3 sq. km, the second largest of the islands around Iceland. The island is girded by bird cliffs where a multitude of sea birds nest. All in all about sixty species of birds nest on this fascinating island.

Close to Basar farm on the island‘s northern half, a signpost at 66 degrees and 33 minutes north marks the Arctic Circle. Travelers will get a certificate from the local authorities to show that they have crossed the Circle.

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Quick Facts

Days of operation 2014:
15 June - 20 August

Prices 2014:
46.342 ISK per person. 

Children, ages 11 and younger, accompanied by adults get a 50% discount, before taxes and charges. Please keep in mind that prices and information may change without notice.

Included:
Flight: Reykjavík - Akureyri- Grímsey - Akureyri - Reykjavík. Tour with guide in Grímsey. Arctic circle certificate. Airport taxes.

Not included:
Lunch or refreshments.

Duration:
5 hours


How to book

We advice you to book this tour in advanced through tours@hostel.is due to limited spaces available.
It is also possible to book the tour upon arrival in our Reykjavík hostels

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