Cross the Arctic Circle on this full day summer tour!
The Grimsey daytour begins in the small town of Dalvik where you will take the ferry Saefari to the island of Grimsey, the northernmost island of Iceland. The ferry ride can be quite exciting with the possibility of seeing dolphins, humpback whales and even the enormous blue whales along the way!
Once in the island of Grimsey, you will be greeted by your local guide who will take you around the main areas of the island and across the Arctic Circle. If weather conditions allow, you will get to see the Orbis et Globus monument that is located in the northern part of the island. During the tour, you will also get an insight into the history of Grimsey village, its local inhabitants and how they have managed to survive in such a remote area. The guided tour includes light refreshments.
The island of Grimsey is the only place in Iceland that crosses the Arctic Circle at 66°N latitude. This tour includes a certificate that you have crossed the Arctic Circle. Grimsey is also famous for its large colony of puffins, auks and arctic terns that come here during summer, making the island ideal for bird watching.
After the guided tour around the island, you will get some free time to explore on your own. The village has a restaurant, a small general store and a gallery that sells local handcraft and products.
A day in the Arctic is a day to remember!
- Ferry entry from Dalvik, departing at 9:00 and back from Grimsey at 17:00
- A guided tour in Grimsey Island with a local guide
- Cross the Arctic Circle and get a unique certificate to prove it
- Light refreshments
- The ferry to Grimsey leaves from Dalvik harbor at 9:00 in the morning. You will arrive at the island at 12:00. The tour starts at 12:30 and lasts till 15:00.
- The ferry departs from Grimsey at either 16:00 or 17:00. The ferry arrives back in Dalvik 3 hours later or at 19:00 or 20:00 in the evening.
- Free all day parking in Dalvik harbor for your car.
- Please note: at around 10. August the Puffins will migrate south (and the Arctic Terns in September) so there will be no puffins on the island. In September to May we will focus on the stories of the islanders and see how they prepare for and survive the harsh winter elements so far up in the north.
- Bring with you: warm clothes, protective outerwear, camera and the good mood!