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Iceland’s Northernmost Isle Attracts Visitors

Next weekend a summer solstice festival will be held in Grímsey, Iceland’s northernmost inhabited island, which lies above the Arctic Circle and where the sun doesn’t set at this time of year. Islanders are expecting a record number of visitors.

From the harbor in Grímsey. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

“It will attract several hundred people, I think,” local fisherman Gardar Ólason told Morgunbladid. Fewer than 100 people live in Grímsey, so the number of inhabitants multiplies during such events.

Additionally, a number of fishermen from other parts of the country are currently fishing saithe around Grímsey. “There have been many outside boats around here recently because there is a lot of catch,” Ólason said.

“Then there is a family reunion the following weekend and sea angling the weekend after that. So there is a lot going on,” Ólason added.

Click here to read more about Grímsey.

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