Magical 2-Hour Arctic Circle Flight with Sightseeing on Grimsey Island from Myvatn

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Mývatn Airport (MVA), Iceland
2 hours
June - Sept.
Minimum age


Set out on a memorable adventure to Grimsey Island, the only place in Iceland within the Arctic Circle. Those eager to claim the title of crossing into the Arctic territory and witness the untouched beauty of a remote Icelandic island should book this 2-hour sightseeing flight from Myvatn now.

Your journey starts when you board the aircraft at the Myvatn airport. You'll greet your friendly expert pilot before ascending into the sky and watching the scenic vistas of Iceland unfold beneath you. 

The flight is an experience, offering views of the rugged coastline and vast expanses of the North Atlantic Ocean. As you approach Grimsey Island, the excitement amplifies. Remarkably, upon landing on the island's airstrip, you've already crossed the Arctic Circle.

Grimsey Island is a haven of tranquility and a testament to nature's raw power. Despite its modest size, the island is bursting with life. Home to a vast array of bird species, especially puffins, Grimsey is a birdwatcher's paradise. The jagged cliffs, the contrasting blue of the ocean, and the Arctic winds make it an unparalleled experience for every traveler.

Included in your trip is a guided tour of Grimsey. Over an hour, your knowledgeable guide will delve into the island's history, geology, and the unique challenges and rewards of living this far north. Hear tales of ancient sailors, Viking explorers, and the resilient locals who call this island home.

But the island's allure isn't just its location on the Arctic Circle. Grimsey boasts a rich cultural and historical significance, with old churches, artwork, and artifacts narrating tales of centuries gone by. The island is a blend of the past and present, where time seems to have stood still.

Before departing this Arctic gem, you'll receive a certificate - a tangible memory of your Arctic Circle crossing. It's not every day you get to stand on the 66.6°N parallel, and this keepsake will surely be a conversation starter for years to come.

The return journey offers more visual treats. Weather permitting, your flight will soar over the Krafla area, an active volcanic region. Witness the stunning Krafla caldera, with its sprawling lava fields, steaming vents, and the deep blue Viti crater lake. The geothermal activity below is a stirring reminder of the immense forces shaping the Icelandic landscape.

Your descent will provide panoramic views of the enchanting Myvatn area. From this aerial perspective, you can appreciate the shimmering waters of Lake Myvatn, its surrounding wetlands teeming with birdlife, and the unique volcanic landforms that make this region so iconic.

As you touch down at Myvatn airport, the memories of the day - from the Arctic Circle to the geothermal marvels of North Iceland - will remain vividly etched in your mind.

Book this 2-hour sightseeing flight to stand on the edge of the Arctic Circle and witness the natural and cultural treasures of Grimsey Island, the perfect blend of adventure, education, and sheer natural beauty. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Return flight to Grimsey Island from Myvatn airport
1-Hour guided sightseeing tour of Grimsey Island



What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Good outdoor shoes
Drink bottle

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