Boat Tour to Grimsey Island

Boat Ride to Grimsey
Boat Ride to Grimsey
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  • Duration3 hours
  • Group SizeNo max
  • Meeting LocationGrundargata 17, Drangsnes

Tour description

Grimsey in Steingrímsfjörður is the biggest island in the Strandir region. The legend says that Grimsey was made when three trolls tried to dig the Westfjords apart from Iceland. They tossed stones, lava, and mud in all directions, forming Grimsey Island and all the islands in Breiðafjörður. Fortunately, the trolls didn’t succeed, but only 8 km remained on sunrise, and the trolls turned to rock. People lived on the island until the 20th century, both fishermen and farmers.

We offer boat tours twice a day from June 15th – August 15th to Grímsey island in Steingrímsfjörður to view the ocean wildlife (birds, seals, whales, and puffins). Grímsey has the largest island nesting site for Puffin; the estimated quantity is 300.000 birds, and there of about 80.000 nesting couples. The tour takes approximately 3 hours, and we sail around Grímsey island. One stop is made to go on the island for those who want to, with an English-speaking, native guide.

What's Included

  • Guided tour
  • Boat transfer

What to Bring

  • Outdoor clothing (remember to dress according to the weather)
  • Refreshments
  • Camera

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

There are two Grimsey Islands in Iceland, one in the north by the Arctic Circle and the other in Steingrímsfjörður in the West Fjords. The one in the West Fjords is a pure bird paradise, it gives great views of many Icelandic bird species, and you can get right up to the puffin!