Extreme North

Yesterday I drove to the far north of the Melrakkaslétta peninsula, where the Arctic Circle is only a couple kilometers offshore. It’s as far north as you can go in Iceland without taking a boat to Grimsey. It’s a bleak landscape with rocks, lichen, moss, grass, and thousands of birds arriving for the summer.

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Welcome party at my northernmost point in Iceland, a few kilometers from the Arctic Circle.
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Arctic Henge, still under construction
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Old turf and wood structure, the Arctic Ocean in the background with hundreds of shorebirds feeding at low tide.
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Old farm in North of the Melrakkaslétta peninsula, a few hearty people do live here.
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Shore detail

 

 

 

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