A flat island 25 miles (41 km) north of Iceland's mainland. Its 328 feet high
(100 m), spectacular sea cliffs harbor more than 60 bird species. Grímsey is Iceland's
only real bit of Arctic territory and a popular tourist destination. If you plan
to come here, you can get a certificate stating that you visited the Arctic Cycle.
Most visitors come here only for a day, as Sandvík is the only settlement and
services are limited to a guesthouse, a church and a swimming pool. The population
is only 155 people, who mainly work in the fishing and fish processing industry
or in agriculture.
Grímsey is a peaceful place and interesting for bird lovers and hikers. It is
also THE place in Iceland to see the real midnight sun. To be able to see it, you
have to come here during the summer and stay overnight, of course.