Trip Details at-a-Glance
|Lodging:||1 night hotel|
|Activity:||Wildlife & Natural History|
Our Trips using this Extension
Northern Iceland Expedition
Choosing the Right Trip
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Step foot across the Arctic Circle (66º 33') on Grímsey, an island off the north coast of Iceland. Grimsey features 300-foot-high sea cliffs where about sixty species of birds nest, including vast colonies of the beautiful puffin. It is also the northernmost inhabited part of Iceland with a population of about 100.
Grimsey Island / Arctic Circle
From Akureyri we fly out along Iceland’s longest fjord, Eyjafjörður, a 36-mile-long fjord with beautiful mountain scenery. A chorus of seabirds greets us upon arrival on Grimsey Island, and we walk to the island’s village with a local guide, explore the magnificent bird cliffs, and see where a signpost marks the Arctic Circle (travelers get a certificate for crossing the circle). We fly back to Akureyri and depart on homeward-bound flights in the afternoon...B
Duration: 2.5 hours (2x25-minute flights, 1.5-hour stop on Grímsey)
Extension Cost Includes:
- Overnight at Hotel Kea in Akureyri on
- Breakfasts included
- Scenic round-trip flight from Akureyri to Grimsey Island
- Sightseeing as noted
Extension Cost Does Not Include:Airport departure taxes, airport transfers, optional tipping or gratuities to staff, additional hotel nights that may be necessitated by airline schedule changes or other factors, and other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).
The 104-room Hotel Kea enjoys a central location in the town of Akureyri, close to the harbor, shopping, and restaurants. Guest rooms are on the small side, but are bright and airy with all the amenities; many offer views of the fjord. There’s free WiFi in the public areas.
Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.