This isolated island, located about 40 kilometers off Iceland’s coast, represents the country's northernmost point and is the only part of Iceland crossed by the Arctic Circle. If you visit in summer (until around late July), you won’t see the sun set—and in late December it doesn’t rise at all. As well as scenic cliffs and a wonderfully remote atmosphere, the five-square-kilometer island is home to about 100 residents gathered around a lively harbor—and around a million seabirds.
By Paul Sullivan, AFAR Local Expert
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