Arctic

Arctic Circle – Grímsey Island | 2 Days / 1 Night

2 Days / 1 Night

More than 40 km North of the mainland of Iceland lies Grímsey, the island of 5,3 sq.km, green and grassy on the top, but on the sides largely fortified with perpendicular rocks. Grímsey Island is also the only point of Iceland crossed by the Arctic Circle. An old legend tells that once upon a time the island was only inhabited by trolls and giants, until a man called Grímur slew them. However, he took the daughter of one of them for a wife, and the islanders are said to be their descendants. Whether that be true or not, the seabirds are known for their hardiness as fishermen – which is undoubtedly a requirement on this isolated arctic island mentioned in many old sources. In the past, Grimsey was renowned as an inexhaustible source of eggs and birds, and for rich fishing banks around the island.

    Highlights:

    • Grímsey Island
    • Crossing the Arctic Circle.
    • Bird cliffs with puffins and other seabirds.
    • Glimpse into life in a fishing village on a remote island.
    • Stay overnight at the Arctic Circle.
    • Scenic views of Eyjafjörður.