Grimsey Island

Grimsey is the northernmost inhabited territory in Iceland, with a population of approx. 85 people. It lies about 40km off the northern coastline of Iceland and is roughly 5 sq km in size. Much of the coastline in Grímsey has steep cliffs apart from the harbor area in Sandvík where the island’s only village is located.

There are no trees in Grímsey but the island is exceptionally green in spite of its location in the north. The Arctic Circle runs through the island so you’ll get the perfect chance to cross over to the Arctic territory. In June the sun doesn’t set so the midnight sun will shine on you throughout the night, while the locals are accustomed to it, it can be a challenge to the Island’s guests.

Grimsey on a map: