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Grimsey Island Iceland

Grímsey is a small island 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Iceland, situated directly on the Arctic Circle. The island’s only settlement is Sandvík. It is the northernmost inhabited Icelandic territory; the islet of Kolbeinsey lies further north, but is uninhabited.

Grímsey is a popular tourist destination for visitors who wish to experience the Arctic Circle. There are steep cliffs everywhere except on the southern shoreline. Though treeless, the vegetation cover is rich, consisting of marshland, grass, and moss, and the island is home to many birds, in particular auks.

Things to See & Do

* Cliffs
* Birdwatching
* Grimsey Church

General information

Cruise Season – Feb – Dec
Currency – Icelandic króna (ISK)
Language – Icelandic
Land Area – 5.3 km²
Population – 100 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 354

Port Location – Mooring facilites are located in the Grimsey island harbour.

Transport Links – The island is served by regular ferry and aircraft passenger services from the mainland.

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