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.

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




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