Grímsey Day takes place at the beginning of June each year. An annual fest focusing on old traditions from Grímsey: Collecting eggs, boat tours, childrens games, seek out the eggs of the Artic Tern, enjoy seasonal local food, music etc. The island is situtated on the Arctic Circle 41 kms off the North coast of Iceland. The present population is around 90 inhabitants. Visitors can enjoy the wonderful scenery and birdlife that the island has to offer. Thousands of puffins and sea birds nest on the island. You can fly or take a ferry out to Grímsey. Information on how to get there you will find on www.akureyri.is/grimsey-en.
Visiting Grímsey is a great experience. You can cross the arctic circle, see amazing views, sit and watch thousands of birds nesting and enjoy the midnight sun. There are good facilities on the island; The Krían Restaurant, Gullsól and Básar Guesthouses, Gallery Sól a souvenier shop which sells handcrafted products made by the women of Grímsey, an indoor swimming pool, campsite and supermarket. The Grímsey Church was built in 1867 and was extended and renovated in 1932. The Altar Center Piece was made by Arngrímur Gíslason in 1878 and is a replication of a piece by Leonardo da Vinci.