Arctic Circle Crossing Ceremony

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
  • Bird Watching
  • Explore the island on foot
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration

    1-2h

  • Max. passengers

    500

  • Booking code

    INCL-GRY1

  • Notices

    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.

Practical Information:

  • Language: English.
  • Remarks: Guests should wear comfortable walking shoes and dress according to weather.
  • Nature walk, rocky and uneven surfaces
  • Wheelchair accessible: No.