Grimsey Island is probably best known for its proximity to the Arctic Circle, which cuts across the island. You get the chance to step across the boundary between the far north and south.
Included in your cruise
Cross the Arctic Circle
Explore the island on foot
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
Guests should wear comfortable walking shoes and dress according to weather.
The Arctic Circle crosses Iceland at the northernmost point on Grimsey island. Enjoy a fun ceremony with the Expedition Team and take a walk at your own discretion towards the Orbis et Globus artwork that symbolises the Circle. Local guides are stationed along the way and you can learn more about the area. You will also have plenty of photo opportunities of the magnificent scenery, and wildlife like puffins, arctic terns, golden plovers and many more bird species, as many of them are nesting on the cliffs or right next to your footpath.
Please note: The walking distance to the monument and back is approx. 7,5km on uneven and rocky ground.
Remarks: Guests should wear comfortable walking shoes and dress according to weather.