Grímsey

40km off Iceland’s north coast is Grimsey island, the only part of the country that crosses into the Arctic Circle. The small population of around 60 people are a hardy bunch, made up of courageous fishermen and their families. Come summer, birds outnumber humans about 10,000 to one, their constant cries under 24 hours of sunlight a stark reminder that you’re far from home. Catch the Dalvík ferry.

40km off Iceland’s north coast is Grimsey island, the only part of the country that crosses into the Arctic Circle. The small population of around 60 people are a hardy bunch, made up of courageous fishermen and their families. Come summer, birds outnumber humans about 10,000 to one, their constant cries under 24 hours of sunlight a stark reminder that you’re far from home. Catch the Dalvík ferry

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