Welcome to Grímsey Island

Home of the Atlantic Puffins, Arctic Terns and the millions of seabirds that migrate to this island on the Arctic Circle north of Iceland.

This is the place we call our home.

Book our most popular guided Grímsey Summer Tour on the Arctic Circle

Please note there is a seperate booking for the ferry, available on Samskip ferry website.

Looking for our winter tour ?

We are also open in the winter – the Arctic Circle during winter months is a whole new experience!

Fun in the Arctic Waters. See the island from sea or dive right in!

Stay in Grímsey

Our house, Sveinsstaðir, is a newly renovated house with 9 twin/double bedrooms and shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. You will feel like you’re right at home  – in the middle of your adventure.

Stay with us and enjoy the tranquility and peacefulness of the island in the evenings and the beautiful mornings as well, there’s no need to rush back.

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Photographing Grímsey

Photographing Grímsey

Our good friends Gyða and Guðmann are truly magnificent photographers. Gyða grew up in Grímsey so she knows the island by heart and their bird photos and landscape photographs are so unique. The video below shows a glimpse of their work in Grímsey but be sure to check...

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See what our visitors had to say about their trip to Grímsey

  • star rating  It is a long way by ferry to Grimsey and then you are met by Halla. Knowledgeable, personable and seemingly indefatigable. What was a very wet, very windy and... read more

    MS53LA1
    27/06/2022
  • star rating  I can’t recommend this experience enough. Halla is incredible; warm, knowledgeable, funny, charming - you want to be her friend, and this tour gives you that privilege for a precious... read more

    Lex121
    19/02/2022
  • star rating  Images from the company Instagram account show no consideration for the welfare of the wildlife they “show you”. The Puffins are in clear distress and promoting the hunting of Guillemot... read more

    Becky S
    01/12/2021
  • star rating  I loved the tour I took with Arctic Trip.
    There is so much to discover and learn about Grimsey and Halla is a knowledgable and friendly and fun guide.
    Highly... read more

    Noiroiloin
    14/11/2021
  • star rating  I loved the tour I took with Arctic Trip. There is so much to discover and learn about Grimsey and Halla is a knowledgable and friendly and fun guide. Highly... read more

    Nora
    01/11/2021
  • star rating  Crossing the Arctic Circle was on my bucket list - so my wife arranged a trip to Grimsey as part of our Iceland voyage

    The experience is nothing... read more

    350sergeyr
    21/07/2021
  • star rating  Crossing the Arctic Circle was on my bucket list - so my wife arranged a trip to Grimsey as part of our Iceland voyage The experience is nothing... read more

    Sergey R
    20/07/2021
  • star rating  We were met by Hella off the boat from Dalvik. Her smile told us we would have an enjoyable trip. As there was only myself and my wife we were... read more

    George R
    03/07/2021
  • star rating  We were met by Hella off the boat from Dalvik. Her smile told us we would have an enjoyable trip. As there was only myself and my wife we were... read more

    631PaulR
    03/07/2021
  • star rating  We had a great day on the "friendly" island of Grímsey. You straight away felt the good vibe on the island when you embarked the ship Sæfari/Samskip. The island has... read more

    IcelandMimmo
    28/06/2021
Arctic Circle Grímsey North Iceland

Grímsey is an island 40km north of Iceland with around 80 all year inhabitants. Our tours are all guided by local guides who live or have lived in Grimsey for years. Grimsey is the only place in Iceland where the Arctic Circle crosses, which means the sun never sets at summer solstice and never rises over the horizon during winter solstice.
Grímsey is a haven for sea birds and heaven for birding and bird watching. Millions of sea birds inhabit the island every summer, even the Atlantic Puffin.