Thursday, August 05, 2021

Tiny Grimsey Island on the Arctic Circle

Iceland is a BIG island. But lying to its north is Grimsey, the only part of the country north of the Arctic Circle.

Scenic flight from Akureyri.

Standing on the circle on Grimsey.



Only 25 people stay throughout the year on the island.

Basalt columns in Grimsey harbor. The ship at anchor is Le Champlaine. I was to have been on her in June and this was her first cruise since the pandemic began.

The church on Grimsey.

Storm doors...

...and a close-up.

Downtown Grimsey.

Smoked puffin on the left, cod in the middle and pan-fried puffin on the right (fruit jelly on the far right). Honestly, I laughed out loud when it was served, as the pan-fried puffin looked exactly like a turd. It was exceptionally good tasting however.

Flying away.

Back on the mainland, we stopped at Godafoss.

Near Egilsstadir where we spent the night. The last few posts will be of east and South Iceland.


  1. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Well, that’s a new bucket list entry!! Beautiful, thanks for sharing!!

  3. Well that is a new bucket list destination. Thank you for sharing!


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