Puffins!

See the Puffins 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.

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

  • 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
    3/22/2020

    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
    3/04/2020
  • 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
    12/08/2019

    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
    10/24/2019
  • 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
    10/03/2019

    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
    10/03/2019
  • 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
    9/11/2019

    star rating  75% of the people on the ferry during my trip were puking over the side of the ship at one point or another. I made very good friends with a... read more

    DavidKAdventures
    7/29/2019
  • star rating  Halla was my guide and it so happened that I was the only one on tour that day so I received a personal tour. It is not a cheap... read more

    alkeni
    7/23/2019

    star rating  Halla was my guide and it so happened that I was the only one on tour that day so I received a personal tour. It is not a cheap... read more

    alkeni
    7/22/2019
  • star rating  The 3 hour Ferry ride (there and then again going back) was very much worth it to hike around this beautiful island and stand in the Arctic Circle. If... read more

    Kathleen K
    7/19/2019

    star rating  My husband, I, and a couple of our friends headed to Grimsey to dive north of the Arctic Circle. On our way there, we received a disappointing message from... read more

    Elizabeth_T91011
    5/26/2019
  • star rating  My husband, I, and a couple of our friends headed to Grimsey to dive north of the Arctic Circle. On our way there, we received a disappointing message from... read more

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    5/25/2019

    star rating  First, my husband and daughter (6 yrs old) have been to Iceland a few times. We have always wanted to head North on the island to see Akureyri and Grímsey.... read more

    avatar thumb Wander291222
    4/28/2019
  • star rating  I was a little obsessed with traveling above the Arctic Circle. This was one of the reasons I traveled to Iceland. I was not disappointed with the end result, but... read more

    avatar thumb ThreeDogNight2001
    4/02/2019

    star rating  I was a little obsessed with traveling above the Arctic Circle. This was one of the reasons I traveled to Iceland. I was not disappointed with the end result, but... read more

    David B
    4/02/2019
  • star rating  Grimsey Island is a fun adventure. We were attracted to it as we wanted to take a picture showing us being above the Arctic Circle, even if is... read more

    avatar thumb Zamtricia
    3/31/2019

    star rating  Have you ever walked across the Arctic Circle? You can if you go to Grimsey. We visited Grimsey Island as part of our wedding/honeymoon in Iceland in October 2017. The... read more

    avatar thumb Rob A
    3/26/2019
  • star rating  I grew up in Grimsey as a young man living with my grandparents during summertime. Summertime in Grimsey is more amazing than you can ever imagine. The landscape, the puffins,... read more

    avatar thumb JoiValgeirs
    1/10/2019

    star rating  I booked onto a tour rather than just get there and walk to the Arctic Circle marker and I'm so glad I did. Hella is a very friendly and welcoming... read more

    avatar thumb rjr30992018
    10/07/2018