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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 in, unloaded and left immediately because of rough seas. There is no guarantee the ferry will stay for the time advertised.
The 5 hour lay over will provide for a more laid back walk to and from the Arctic Circle marker. You also be afforded time to visit the “souvenir “ shop and restaurant on the island.
You may want to investigate flying to Grimsey and take the ferry back. You get an extra hour. It may be ferry over and fly back, I can’t remember. But be warned the flight is round trip from Akureyi and the ferry is round trip from Dalvik. These towns are about a 30 mile drive apart, but there is a bus which can assist.
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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
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 departing. You would not have enough time to circumnavigate comfortably the island on foot and stop and take in the natural sites (i.e. Views/birds). Hope this helps.