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Watch for bad weather

Unfortunately our trip to Grimsey started with the news of bad weather, rough waves, and the... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Isaiah P
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Kentucky
Great Customer Service!

We emailed in July to reserve a spot on the ferry for our motor home. I had reserved a spot for a... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
CamoCamera
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Darlington, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Unfortunately our trip to Grimsey started with the news of bad weather, rough waves, and the eventual effect of getting sick. Bags were handed out as we boarded the ship and we found our seats. My wife and son both got sick, along with just...More

Thank Isaiah P
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We emailed in July to reserve a spot on the ferry for our motor home. I had reserved a spot for a trip to Grimsey Island, but not the way home... OOPS! So we stayed for two nights on Grimsey-DARN! Super glad I reserved in...More

Thank CamoCamera
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We loved visiting Grímsey Island. The ferry ride takes three hours. If you’re the least bit sensitive to sea sickness, you’ll want to take Dramamine. I had the whole family take it just in case. The ferry is small and basic. I think it has...More

Thank gingerp281
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We did not buy our tickets in advance because we were going to be in the area for a few days and wanted a nice day to go - that means a not so windy day. The ticket office is past the ferry dock and...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The staff was great. They have a nice inside sitting area so you don't have to be outside the entire trip which is 3 hours over and 3 hours back. They show a movie to help break up the time. They have a small snack...More

1  Thank markelaina2
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

The staff was great. They kindly warned us as we boarded that the seas were very rough for the trip out to Grimsey from Dalvik. They distributed bags for throwing up in before we left dock. About an hour into our 3 hour journey, some...More

Thank MooreUSA
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We booked the ferry to Grímsey. I have never been sea sick, I tossed my cookies along with everyone else on board. Grab the bags. We had 5.5 meter waves. We were suppose to fly off the island 3 days later. Our flight was cancelled,...More

Thank TP454
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Very different trip. Take Ferry (The Saefari by Samskip) from Dalvik to Grimsey - 3 hour crossing either way along the Fjord and open sea to the island (can be quite a swell at times). Once on island (take a picnic) and walk Northwards (1...More

Thank Fargo2016
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Take the ferry to Grimsey for the day. A once-in-a-lifetime experience. Do bring/take Dramamine for the ferry ride.

Thank Debra P
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The ferry to Grimsey is 3 hours each day. The boarding on each end was without problems, though you might want to be at the Grimsey dock early if it's crowded. As I recall you can walk onto the ferry about an hour before the...More

1  Thank dskid
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AmyR3778
10 March 2018|
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Response from TP454 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed on Grimsey for 3 nights. When we were there, a few people tried to get to the Arctic Circle in 2 hours. They did it, but they had to really move and barely made it. On the day we left on the ferry, the ferry came... More
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Rena6323
6 October 2017|
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Response from Fargo2016 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what you mean re Bus routes? There are none on this very small island. It is all walkable if you put on a bit of a pace. The boat arrives and leaves you plenty of time to (say) walk to Arctic Circle before... More
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njyashar
15 August 2017|
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Response from Fargo2016 | Reviewed this property |
Think they run 2 (or 3) days a week)? .... and yes it is. Our ferry left at 0900 - docked at 1200 - that gave you 5 hours to explore before return tip (1700-2000)
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