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 few hours.
We went off season, which we were really grateful for. We got to see the island in all its bleak beauty. It’s an uniquely special place (we’re now seriously considering buying a second home there at some point!). You feel like you’re on the edge of the world, but it made me feel connected with life and the planet in a way that I rarely get to experience in my day to day existence.
Halla met us off the ferry, took us to see the Orb (a short but gorgeous drive/walk) and then took us on a little tour of the island, including some houses that might come up for sale!
It’s a genuine community; people rely on each other to get through daily life. When Halla’s car broke down, her lovely nephew came to pick us up and we finished the tour with him, before they saw us safely back to the ferry.
The ferry ride itself is quite long, but comfortable and worth it; it feels like an experience in its own right and it’s incredible to see the north Icelandic coast from the boat.
I couldn’t recommend this experience highly enough. Worth every single penny and we’ll definitely do it again in the summer season to see Grimsey in a new light.