Grímsey is a green, grassy and uniquely gifted island: the northern outpost with a wealthy fishery and a colourful bird life. Most famously, Grimsey is probably in the minds of tourists for the Arctic Circle, and people typically come a long way to step north for a beagle.
Grímsey is an island 25 miles north of mainland Iceland. There is a small village that builds its profits on the fishing industry and is iceland's northernmost human settlement. The Arctic Circle passes through the island north. The island covers 5.3 square kilometers and rises to the highest 105 meters above sea level. Transport to the island is based on regular ferry cruises from Dalvík and flights from Akureyri. There has been an automatic weather observatory since 2005 on April 25, 2009, a vote took place in Grimsey and Akureyri on whether the two municipalities should merge, and it was approved by a majority of votes in both places. 61 people lived in the island in 2019.