Ferry from Dalvík: Sæfari


Grímsey ferry out of service.

The ferry that connects the residents of Grímsey island to the mainland of Iceland will be out of commission for 6-8 weeks for regular maintenance, beginning 20th March, next week. The fishing vessel Þorleifur will be transporting goods during that period.

Residents, travelers and others wanting to visit the island by the Arctic Circle will have to use the scheduled airplanes during the absence of the ferry. The airline Norlandair offers three flights a week, on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The stop is from 20 min up to 2 hours, depending upon days. The flight cost from ISK 22.500 (roundtrip). Further info can be found on the airline’s webpage www.norlandair.is/en
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 The ferry Sæfari has a schedule between Dalvík and Grímsey all year. The tour takes 3 hours each way and the capacity of the ferry is 108 passengers, in addition to cars and cargo. During wintertime the ferry has three to four departures a week but during summer it has five departures a week. The stop in Grímsey varies according to time of year and weekdays. For more details visit the ferries website.  
The village Dalvík is approx 40 km north of Akureyri, or about 35 minutes drive.

From Dalvík at 9.00 AM, arriving Grímsey at 12.00 AM

During winter (1.10 - 14.5) the ferry stop in Grímsey is normally two hours. Departure from Grímsey at 14.00, arriving Dalvík at 17.00.
During summer (15.5 - 30.9) the ferry stop is from two to five hours depending upon weekdays. Most days the stop is four to five hours, with departure from Grímsey either at 16.00 or 17.00 and arrival to Dalvík at 19.00/20.00. Always check upon updated schedule at the ferry's website

During summer it is recommended to pre-book on the ferry as limit of passengers is 108. Tickets can be bought at the ferry office in Dalvík or book online on their webpage. Note that on the bookingpage only 70 seats are available - if they are fully booked - contact the office of the ferry during office time and additional seats can be provided!
Ferry office time is 8 - 16.00.  Phone: (+354) 458 8970, e-mail: saefari@samskip.com

Note if you plan to take a car with you it needs to be at the ferry harbour at least 1 hour prior to departure. Tickets for car must be bought at the ferries office.

Bus "Strætó" nr. 78 leaves Akureyri every weekday at 08.00, arriving Dalvík at 08.41. The stop is at the gas-station N1 in Dalvík and then passengers need to take about 10 minutes’ walk down to the ferry harbor. Note! One can ask the driver to stop closer to the harbor. 

Note there is very short time between arrival of the bus to Dalvík and departure of the ferry so it is important to book and buy the ticket beforehand otherwise passengers’ risk to miss the ferry.

A map of the bus stop and ferry area in Dalvík

The phone of the ferry in Dalvík +354 458 8970.