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Approximately 3 Hours
Meals not included
Bring your spirit of adventure as you cross the Arctic Circle to visit the remote island of Grímsey. Iceland's northernmost inhabited island and only three square miles in size, Grímsey is small enough to be easily explored on foot. This remote and beautiful island, with its local church built from driftwood, is steeped in folklore and legend. Its sheer cliffs are home to vast colonies of sea birds, and in summer, the intrepid islanders abseil down the cliffs to collect the eggs that are considered a local delicacy.
The settlement is located in the southern and western parts of Grimsey, quaintly huddled around a small harbor.
Enjoy an hour-long guided walk to embrace the highlights of this fascinating community.
Aircraft used is a Twin Otter, Piper Chieftain or Fokker F-50 (or similar). Guests must be able to fit comfortably into the seating provided. Many bird species migrate away from Grímsey from mid-August; bird sightings may be limited after this time. There are some inclined surfaces and rough grass/mud/gravel paths to negotiate. It is essential that you wear warm, layered clothing in order to fully enjoy and participate in this excursion. Outer layer should be waterproof and windproof. Bring gloves, a warm hat and a scarf. This is a walking tour. Wear sturdy non-skid walking shoes. Grímsey can be foggy; the aircraft supplier reserves the right to cancel the flight if weather or fog conditions are unsuitable. Parents traveling with children under the age of 3 must rent a child's car seat from the tour operator; please see the Shore Excursions team on board. You cannot use your child's car seat from home in Iceland.