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 in north Iceland.
Join our Arctic Trip tour in 2023
Book our most popular guided Grímsey Summer Tour on the Arctic Circle
Please note there is a seperate booking for the ferry, available on road.is website. Adult price: ISK 8.000 both ways. Departure from Dalvík.
Come to Grímsey via ferry
The ferry ride departs from Dalvík and is approx. 3 hrs one way. It is operated by the Road and Coastal Administration in Iceland and is bookable on their website (currently in icelandic language only)
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.
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...
Grímsey Island on the edge of the habitable world
Grímsey Island is a magical place, a small village located on a very remote island far north of Iceland. We'll take you there, meet the locals and get to know life at such a remote part of Iceland. The principal industrial activity is commercial fishing....
See what our visitors had to say about their trip to Grímsey
We had a blast meeting and hiking with Karen. She was knowledgeable and kind, as well as very patient. She gave us a fantastic tour of the beautiful Grimsey Island... read more
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.