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Polar Flight to Grimsey Island | UR03

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Polar Flight to Grimsey Island

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Starting from $799 USD / Adult
Lift off into the Icelandic skies for a panoramic flight to the island of Grimsey. Soar over pristine bays, rimmed with mighty basalt columns, and witness the 100-foot-high cliffs on Grimsey’s east coast before touching down on this tiny island. Straddling the Arctic Circle, Grimsey is an oasis of green rising from the North Atlantic that spans 3.3 square miles and is home to just over 60 residents. Yet, as you’ll see on a guided walk, the village features its own elementary school, guesthouse, and, oddly enough, swimming pool in the polar reaches. Learn how fishing and farming thrive in this remote locale, before setting out on a birdwatching expedition. Grimsey is home to 60 different species of birds. Look for Puffins, Kittiwakes, Guillemots, Arctic Terns and others before taking to the air yourself for the scenic return flight.
  • Gaze out at soaring mountains, rugged fjords and majestic coves on your flight to Grimsey Island.
  • Enjoy a guided walk through the island’s village and learn about local farming and fishing.
  • Go birdwatching on this island that’s home to 60 different species, including Kittiwakes, Puffins and Arctic Terns.
What To BringShow
  • KeyCard and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Sun protection
  • Local currency
What To WearShow
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Important NotesShow
  • Guests must be able to enter and exit airplane independently, which includes walking up 5-10 steps.
  • Guests must walk for approximately 1 hour over rough and uneven surfaces with some inclines.
  • Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
  • Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting this tour.
  • Pregnant women should consult with their personal physician before selecting this tour.
  • Guests with limited mobility should be accompanied by an able-bodied companion who can provide assistance.
  • Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.
  • We will have 2 groups per bus in this port due to limited availability of vehicles.
  • The puffin migration takes place annually around mid-August. Sightings after this period are not guaranteed.
Location Akureyri, Iceland Akureyri, Iceland
Tour Code UR03 UR03
Duration3.00 Hours 3.00 Hours
Activity Level#Medium #Medium
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