Grimsey Island Tour - Sightseeing Flight over the Arctic Circle

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Grimsey Island Tour – Sightseeing Flight over the Arctic Circle

Fly across the Arctic Circle and make long-lasting memories! This sightseeing flight takes you from Akureyri towards Grimsey Island, the only place in Iceland located over the Arctic Circle. Included is a 2 hours stop on the island with a guided tour and a tasting of traditional Icelandic cuisine.

SF-06 – Grimsey Island Tour – Sightseeing Flight over the Arctic Circle

arctic circle grimsey flightWhile the mainland of Iceland is just a few degrees south of the Arctic Circle, it, however, pass through Grimsey Island, which lies only 40 kilometers (25 miles) off the North coast of Iceland. Take your chance and visit this special place on a sightseeing flight from Akureyri.

You will go on a 30-minute flight from Akureyri with beautiful scenery on the way and a fair chance to see humpback whales en-route, in addition to the spectacular Troll Peninsula. There, you will meet your local guide who takes you on an interesting tour through the island and its charming natural beauties (for approximately 1.5 hours).

Iceland TravelGrimsey is not only famous for lying on the Arctic Circle but also for its rich bird life. During summer, thousands of puffins (and other seabirds) nest on this island. Watching the cute puffins nesting in 100 meters high cliffs is a unique experience, not only for birdwatchers. The puffins are not shy nor scared of humans and Grimsey island belongs to one of the best bird watching sites in Iceland.

Grimsey island is one of the last remaining true Icelandic fishing villages and before heading back to Akureyri, you can taste a sample of traditional Icelandic cuisine served by local villagers. You will also receive an “Arctic Circle Crossing” badge and a certificate as a proof of being so far North.

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Book your Grimsey Island, Sightseeing Flight:

Season: April to October (puffins are on Grimsey island between the end of April and mid/end of August)
Departure Days:
Daily
Duration of the Tour: Approx. 3 to 3.5 hours (1 hour flight time plus a 2 hours stop on Grimsey island)
Included: Sightseeing flight, guided tour over Grimsey island, a sample of traditional Icelandic cuisine and drink
Requirements for the tour: We recommend bringing warm clothing, hiking boots, head-wear, and gloves
Start of the tour: The meeting point is at the airport in Akureyri.

Please contact us if you have any question regarding this tour. Please include the tour code (SF-06). This sightseeing tour to Grimsey Island is operated by one of our reliable partners.

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Interested to read more about Grimsey and the Arctic Circle? Read more about it on our blog Is Iceland in the Arctic Circle