Puffins!

The Puffins have arrived in Grímsey – an oasis for this magical sea bird

Be one with nature!

Although they are from the same world, the calming sounds of the ocean and intriguing bird choir, have a strange opposite attraction.

Grímsey – A place to stay

Home is not a place but a feeling in your heart. A place of belonging.
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.

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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  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 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

    star rating  What an amazing experience! My wife and I spent 10 days on our second trip to Iceland and the day trip to Grimsey with Arctic Trips was hands down our... read more

    223masonc
    06/06/2021
  • star rating  What an amazing experience! My wife and I spent 10 days on our second trip to Iceland and the day trip to Grimsey with Arctic Trips was hands down our... read more

    MasonNYC
    06/06/2021

    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
    01/06/2021
  • 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
    01/06/2021

    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
    01/06/2021
  • star rating  We loved our tour and saw all the things one can see on this tiny island. The island is beautiful and fascinating. But it's the stories of the people who... read more

    Never_Easy_to_Please
    26/05/2021

    star rating  We loved our tour and saw all the things one can see on this tiny island. The island is beautiful and fascinating. But it's the stories of the people who... read more

    Never_Easy_to_Please
    01/05/2021
  • star rating  What an amazing experience! My wife and I spent 10 days on our second trip to Iceland and the day trip to Grimsey with Arctic Trips was hands down our... read more

    MasonNYC
    01/05/2021

    star rating  My 8-year-old daughter and I recently went on the winter day trip tour to Grimsey Island with Halla from Arctic Trip as our guide. She was awesome and made us... read more

    MeghannLL
    22/03/2020
  • star rating  During our trip to the North of Iceland we decided we would take the ferry from Dalvik to Grimsey. The water was very choppy because of the time of year... read more

    gillian m
    04/03/2020

    star rating  My 8-year-old daughter and I recently went on the winter day trip tour to Grimsey Island with Halla from Arctic Trip as our guide. She was awesome and made us... read more

    MeghannLL
    01/03/2020
  • star rating  During our trip to the North of Iceland we decided we would take the ferry from Dalvik to Grimsey. The water was very choppy because of the time of year... read more

    gillian m
    01/03/2020

    star rating  We had the opportunity to book this excursion while on our cruise. We loved it. Flew over in an 18 seat plane and were greeted by our tour... read more

    cindyn392
    08/12/2019
  • star rating  I absolutely loved my experience in Grimsey Island, the boat ride was a bit rough but loved the experience. 9+ foot waves, the cold freezing rain, it gave it an... read more

    ccalvillo8
    24/10/2019

    star rating  We came to Grimsey for one main reason. The Arctic Circle. (Puffins were a fun bonus) The hike had a surprising amount of elevation gain. It wasn’t a mountain... read more

    sarahMF8675309
    03/10/2019
  • star rating  We came to Grimsey for one main reason. The Arctic Circle. (Puffins were a fun bonus) The hike had a surprising amount of elevation gain. It wasn’t a mountain... read more

    shhhh-8675308
    03/10/2019

    star rating  The main reason why we visit Grimsey, was to cross the arctic circle once in Iceland.For me, there are not so much reasons to go there... The worst is the... read more

    Carles B
    11/09/2019