The small Icelandic island of Grimsey is the most northerly inhabited part of Iceland, sitting right under the Arctic Circle. There is a monument where the Arctic Circle was a few years, and due to Earth’s oscillations, the Polar Circle now lies further north.
The quaint Icelandic island of Grimsey stands as the northernmost inhabited part of Iceland. A few years ago, the Arctic Circle was marked by a monument on the island, but due to Earth's oscillations, it now lies further north. This small island is home to a close-knit community and hosts bustling colonies of seabirds.
Zodiac Landing, Exploration Ashore and Bird Cliffs
Embark on a Zodiac to make landfall at Grimsey. From the small boat harbor, set out on foot or hop on a local bus to journey towards an Arctic Circle monument. Beyond that lie rocky cliffs that serve as a haven for myriad seabirds. This spot provides an exceptional opportunity to observe and photograph Atlantic puffins as they return to their burrows with small sand lance fish.