Fly to Grímsey with Norlandair
Explore the glorious northern island with daily flights from Norlandair.
Grímsey is a beautiful, wind-swept, secluded island, situated just 40km off the coast of north Iceland. The island is about 5 square kilometers in area and just 100 people reside in Grímsey. The inhabitants come from hardy stock, battling arctic temperatures and isolation. Tourists come to explore the tiny island, hike, birdwatch, and experience 24 hours of daylight in the height of the summer. Night does not reach Grímsey until late July when the sun sets around midnight, only to rise a short time later.
Remote, Unspoiled Nature
Travelers marvel at the cliffs on the east side of the island, which at the highest, tower from 60 to 100 meters. In the old days, the basalt cliffs served as a major source of food as locals collected eggs along the rifts. Today, the egg collection practice is safer and more modern, but the cliffs are a reminder of the past and the importance they served to feed the island. They’re also interesting formations and serve as a great backdrop when photographing birds. And birdwatchers are in for a treat as the island is home to a diverse mix of seabirds.
Crossing the Arctic Circle
Grímsey is the ideal place to witness the midnight sun. That’s when the sun remains above the horizon for a full 24 hours during the summer solstice on June 21. Grímsey is one of the best places you can experience this phenomenon in Iceland: where the Arctic Circle crosses the country’s northernmost point. Travelers love to walk over a symbolic bridge to cross the Arctic Circle, which can be found at 66°33’N, north of the Grímsey’s airport terminal. Alongside the symbol is a pole showing the distance to many well-known cities in the world, including London and New York. Tourists that make the pilgrimage receive evidence of the trip in the form of a diploma when flying with Norlandair.
Convenient, Professional Service
From Akureyri, Norlandair offers daily flights to Grímsey, as well as flights to Þórshöfn, Vopnafjörður, and Constable Point in the east of Greenland, which services the town of Ittoqqortoormiit. Whether travelers are looking for private air travel, charter flights, or scheduled flights to Greenland, Norlandair offers a range of aviation services. The Norlandair team has decades of experience in arctic aviation and arctic travel, and is ready to accommodate travelers’ needs.
For pricing and availability please refer to: https://www.airiceland.is/destinations/iceland/grimsey
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