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Flightseeing: Arctic Circle Express to Grimsey

Visit Grímsey island and the Puffins while Crossing the Arctic Circle

Travel beyond the Arctic Circle to the natural puffin habitat and spend over one hour at this Iceland northern vanguard

Grímsey Island is a mere 30 minutes flight away from Akureyri.  On the way beyond the arctic circle to Grimsey we enjoy for the first part a beautiful fjord scenery with high and spectacular mountain range on both hands and then for the latter part the open North Atlantic Ocean view. During the flight there is a fair chance to get a glimpse of whales in the sea below us and a number of small fishing boats from villages near by.

There is less than 80 people living on the island and it is only about 5 square km / 2 square miles in size so during your visit you get a good example of a small and isolated community and yet so modern. While taking a short walk out of the small Grímsey village and walking around the island you will get to experience the varied seabird wildlife and upon season the colorful puffins in its natural habitat.

The Arctic Circle crosses the Island and you will receive your “Arctic Circle Crossing” badge certificate.

Grímsey Island is one of the last remaining true Icelandic fishing villages where almost all and everything spins around fishing and of course we offer a sample of traditional Icelandic cuisine served by local villagers.

Doe to the islands location north of Iceland the weather can change fast and to be able to operate the tour we require good condition’s.

See other flightseeing day tours from Akureyri and Reykjavík here

Departure time can be flexible. Please contact our office for more information

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Price from

54.000 ISK per person

Tour type

Day Tour Akureyri


  • Grímsey Island
  • One of Iceland´s smallest & most isolated community
  • Panoramic View of Eyjafjörður Fjord and Tröllaskagi Peninsula
  • Puffins in their natural habitat
  • Sampling of traditional Icelandic cuisine
  • Crossing the Arctic Circle


April 16th - October 31st



Departure time

Noon departure
Afternoon departure


3 - 3,5 Hours


  • Guided sightseeing flight to Grímsey Island
  • Sampling traditional Icelandic cuisine
  • Arctic Circle explorer badge


  • Flight can be cancelled due to bad weather conditions
  • Minimum number of passengers may apply

We recommend you bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Warm clothing depending on weather

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