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Grímsey Island

Grímsey is a green, grassy and particularly agreeable island, probably best known for its proximity to the Arctic Circle, which cuts across the island. Many visitors go there solely to step across that line, south to north.

The island is 5.3 km2 in area, its highest point is 105 metres and the distance from "Iceland" is 41 km.

Life on Grímsey is bright and energetic, and the inhabitants are of a happy disposition, working and playing with equal wholeheartedness. A good swimming pool was opened there in 1989. The inhabitants of the island do their shopping in the village store, Búðin, which is privately owned, and sells a wide variety of goods. There are two guesthouses on the island, one of which is open all year round.

The ferry, Sæfari, sails from Dalvík to Grímsey 3 days a week all year round. There are also regular flights by Air Iceland, 3 times a week during winter and 7 days a week during summer.

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Grímsey Island
GPS Points N66° 32' 22.096" W18° 1' 17.278"
Postal codes

611

Population

100

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Others

B&B Sólheimar 9 / natureguide.is
Guesthouses
  • Sólheimar 9, Svalbarðsströnd
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 662-3762, 663-2650
Ski Service - Akureyri
Winter adventure
  • Fjölnisgata 4b
  • 603 Akureyri
  • 462-1713
Akureyri Whale Watching
Day Tours
  • Oddeyrarbót 2 / Torfunesbryggja
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 497-1000
AOT Travel
Day Tours
  • Laufásgata 9
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-2829, 698-0781
Nökkvi Sailing Club
Boat Tours
  • Drottningarbraut
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 694-7509
Extreme Icelandic Adventures
Jeep- & Glacier Tours
  • Súluvegur
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 862-7988, 895-9665
The Skating Arena
Winter adventure
  • Naustavegur 1
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-2440
Iceland Hunting Guide
Travel Agency
  • Hrafnagilsstræti 38
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 660-1642
Phookatravels
Hiking Tours - Hiking
  • Norðurgata 37
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 659-4540
Icelandic Adventure
Travel Agency
  • Hrafnagilsstræti 38
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 6601642
Akureyri Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Jaðar
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-2974
Old Toys on display in Friðbjarnarhus
Museums
  • Aðalstræti 46
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 863-4531
Trans - Atlantic
Travel Agency
  • Tryggvabraut 22
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 588-8900, 588-8904
The Municipal Library of Akureyri
Libraries & Archives
  • Brekkugata 17
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 460-1250
IcelandPhotoTravel.is
Day Tours
  • 896-6001
The District Archives in Akureyri
Libraries & Archives
  • Brekkugata 17
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 460-1290
VisitHrisey.is
Guesthouses
  • Norðurvegur 17
  • 630 Hrísey
  • 898-9408
TAXI BSO
Taxi
  • Strandgata
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-1010
Deiglan
Exhibitions
  • Kaupvangsstræti 23 / Grófargil
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-2609
Paddle North Iceland
Day Tour Provider
  • Steinahlíð 3H
  • 603 Akureyri
  • 696-4044
600 North
Day Tour Provider
  • Heiðarlundur 6a
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 659-6758
Borgarbíó
Family & Fun Parks
  • Hólabraut 12
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-3500
FAB Travel Akureyri
Travel Agency
  • Heiðarlundur 6b
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 571-2282
Flóra
Shopping
  • Hafnarstræti 90
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 661-0168
goHusky
Day Tours
  • Glæsibær
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 898-9355
Iceland Fishing Guide
Day Tours
  • Hrafnagilsstræti 38
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 660-1642
Guðrún Guðmundsdóttir
Tour Operators
  • Hjallalundur 11c
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 869-4101
Akureyri Walk & Visit
Day Tour Provider
  • Álfabyggð 6
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 623-9595

Others

Guesthouse Brekkusel
Guesthouses
  • Byggðavegur 97
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-2660, 895-1260
Bakkakot Cabins
Cottages
Torg Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Brekkugata 1b
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 571-7201
Bjarmó Guesthouse
Apartments
  • Bjarmastígur 2
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 845-5930
Hotel Apartments
Apartments
  • Geislagata 10
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 626-9900
Hafnarstræti Hostel
Hostels
  • Hafnarstræti 99-101
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 554-8855
Skipagata 5 - Aparments
Apartments
  • Skipagata 5
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 571-7201 , 691-0601
ÁS Guest House
Guesthouses
  • Eyrarlandsvegur 33
  • 600 Akureyri
Akureyri - Þórunnarstræti Camping Ground
Camping
  • Hafnarstræti 49
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-3379
Kaupvangsstæti 19 Apartment
Apartments
  • Kaupvangsstæti 19
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 695-5542
VisitHrisey.is
Guesthouses
  • Norðurvegur 17
  • 630 Hrísey
  • 898-9408
Guesthouse Súlur
Guesthouses
  • Þórunnarstræti 93
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 863-1400
Guesthouse Gula Villan
Guesthouses
  • Þingvallastræti 14
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 896-8464
Pearl of the North Apartments
Apartments
  • Munkaþverárstræti 33
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 865-9429
Pearl of the North Apartments
Apartments
  • Hafnarstræti 86a
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 865-9429
B&B Sólheimar 9 / natureguide.is
Guesthouses
  • Sólheimar 9, Svalbarðsströnd
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 662-3762, 663-2650
Guesthouse Gula Villan
Guesthouses
  • Brekkugata 8
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 896-8464
Holiday Apartments Akureyri
Apartments
  • Hamratún 6 & 4
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 892-6515
Amma Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólastigur 5
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 777-0200
Guesthouse Akureyri - Hringhotels
Guesthouses
  • Hafnarstr. 104 (göngug.)
  • 600 Akureyri
Bjarmastígur 4 Apartment
Apartments
  • Bjarmastígur 4
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 571-7201, 691-0601
Our Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Hafnarstræti 82
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-1200, 777-0200
Sólsteinn
Guesthouses
  • Vökuland III
  • 601 Akureyri
gista apartments
Apartments
  • Gránufélagsgata 43
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 694-4314
Cozy Cabins
Cottages
  • Kotabyggð 14
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 892-3154
Kjarnalundur - Cottage
Cottages
  • Kjarnalundur
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 460-0060
Guesthouse Sólgarðar
Guesthouses
  • Brekkugata 6
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-1133
6 Ravens
Apartments
  • Hrafnagilsstræti 6
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 770-2020
Centrum Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Hafnarstræti 102
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 773-6600 , 620-9960
Sílastaðir Cottages
Cottages
  • Sílastaðir
  • 601 Akureyri
Strandgata apartment 201
Apartments
  • Strandgata 9
  • 600 Akureyri
Guesthouse Súlur
Guesthouses
  • Klettastígur 6
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 863-1400
Helgi magri
Apartments
  • Helgamagrastræti 30
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 899-3551
Hrímland Cottages
Cottages
  • Hlíðarfjall
  • 603 Akureyri
  • 860-8160
Hrímland Apartments
Apartments
  • Strandgata 29
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 866-2696
B33 Apartment
Apartments
  • Brekkugata 33
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 896-2219
Vaðlaborgir 17
Apartments
  • Vaðlaborgir 17
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 869-6190
Lambi - Ferðafél. Akureyrar/ITA
Mountainhuts & Cabins
  • Strandgata 23
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-2720
Camping site Grímsey island
Camping
  • Grímsey
  • 611 Grímsey
  • 467-3102
Lundargata 6 - Apartment
Apartments
  • Lundargata 6
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 788-1226
Pearl of the North Apartments
Apartments
  • Möðruvallastræti 5
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 865-9429

Others

FAB Travel Akureyri
Travel Agency
  • Heiðarlundur 6b
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 571-2282
N1 - Service Station
Cafés
  • Við Hörgárbraut
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-3012
Flugkaffi
Cafés
  • Akureyrarflugvöllur
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-5017
Galleri Sol
Cafés
  • Sólberg
  • 611 Grímsey
  • 467-3190, 467-3150
Kaffi Torg
Restaurants
  • Glerártorg verslunarmiðstöð
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-2279
Eyrin Restauran
Restaurants
  • Hof
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 460-0660
Isbudinn Akureyri
Cafés
  • Geislagata 10
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-1112
N1 - Service Station
Cafés
  • Við Leiruveg
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-3414
Indian Curry House
Take Away
  • Ráðhústorg 3
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-4242
Posthusbarinn
Pubs & Clubs
  • Hafnarstræti 102
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 866-6186
Kaffi Talía
Cafés
  • Glerártorg verslunarmiðstöð
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-3011
Sprettur-Inn
Restaurants
  • Kaupangi v/Mýrarveg
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 464-6464
Serrano
Restaurants
  • Ráðhústorg 7
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 519-6918
Centrum Kitchen & Bar
Restaurants
  • Hafnarstræti 102
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 666-6078
Valdís Ice cream shop
Cafés
  • Hafnarstræti 100b
  • 600 Akureyri
Kaffi Ilmur
Restaurants
  • Hafnarstræti 107b
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 571-6444, 862-4258, 865-1743
Berlin
Restaurants
  • Skipagata 4
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 772-5061, 661-0661
Gil Cafe
Cafés
  • Kaupvangsstræti
  • 600 Akureyri
Kristjáns Café
Cafés
  • Hafnarstræti 108
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 460-5930
Kurdo Kebab Akureyri
Restaurants
  • Skipagata 2
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 784-2084
Lemon
Restaurants
  • Glerárgata 32
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-5552
Sjanghæ
Restaurants
  • Strandgata 7
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 562-6888
Subway
Diners
  • Kaupvangsstræti 1
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-3400
Verksmiðjan Restaurant
Restaurants
  • Glerártorg
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 555-4055
Krían veitingastaður
Restaurants
  • Grímsey
  • 611 Grímsey
  • 467-3112
Axelsbakarí
Cafés
  • Hvannavellir 14
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 4614010
Vitinn, Hóras ehf.
Tourist Information Centres
  • Oddeyrarbryggju
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-7771, 894-3039
Nætursalan
Diners
  • Strandgata 6
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-1300
Grillstofan
Restaurants
  • Kaupvangsstræti 23
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-3005
Orðakaffi - Eat, Drink & More
Restaurants
  • Brekkugata 17
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 661-4638
Graeni Hatturinn
Pubs & Clubs
  • Hafnarstræti 96
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-4646
Bakaríið við brúna
Cafés
  • Gleráreyrar 2
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-2700
Domino's Pizza
Take Away
  • Undirhlíð 2
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 581-2345
Olstofa Akureyrar
Pubs & Clubs
  • Kaupvangsstræti 23
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 663-8886
Hlöllabátar
Diners
  • Ráðhústorg 1
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-6500
Freyvangsleykhúsið
Cafés
  • Freyvangur
  • 601 Akureyri
Skeljungur - Service Station Ak-inn
Cafés
  • Hörgárbraut
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 464-6484
Tea and Coffee (Eymundsson)
Cafés
  • Hafnarstræti 91-93
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 540-2180
Salatsjoppan
Restaurants
  • Tryggvabraut 22
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-2245
R5 Bar
Pubs & Clubs
  • Ráðhústorg 5
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 412-9933
Bláa Kannan
Cafés
  • Hafnarstræti 96
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 461-4600
Lemon
Restaurants
  • Ráðhústorg 1
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462 5552
Olís - Service Station - Quiznos
Cafés
  • Tryggvabraut 12
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 460-3939
Subway
Diners
  • Glerártorg
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 571-6777
DJ Grill
Diners
  • Strandgata 11
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 462-1800
Nature
Kjarnaskógur woods

South of Akureyri is Iceland´s most visited "forest" Kjarnaskogur woods. The area has 2km long athletic course, walking tracks, picnic tables and children´s playground. Campsite at nearby Hamrar.

Nature
Grímsey Island

Grímsey is the northern most point of Iceland situated on the Arctic Circel. It is the home to one hundred people, one million seabirds and one of the biggest Puffin colonies in Iceland. It is a great place to enjoy the midnight sun around the summer solstice.
A ferry serves the island several times a week from the town Dalvík and flights are provided from Akureyri several times a week during winter and daily during summer.

Nature
Hlidarfjall ski area

The ski area at Mt. Hlidarfjall lies at the bottom of one of the biggest fjords in Iceland surrounded by high mountains ranging from 1000 to 1538 meters over sea level. The ski area is 5 km above the town Akureyri. The area has 6 ski lifts, 23 alpine slopes and 15 km of cross country tracks, ski cafés, ski rental and a ski school. Snow production systems ensure a long season from end of November till beginning of May.

North Iceland

Towns & Villages

Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

Explore map with pictures

Map Akureyri Hrafnagil Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri