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New Grímsey Arctic Circle Landmark Announced

The winner of a design competition for a new Arctic Circle landmark on Grímsey Island, off the coast of North Iceland, was announced on Monday. The winner, Kristinn E. Hrafnssson and Studio Granda, will receive ISK 1 million (USD 8,860, EUR 6,450​) for their design Circle and Sphere/Orbis et Globus. The judges were unanimous in their decision. ​

Grímsey Arctic Circle monument

Photo courtesy of the Iceland Design Centre.

The landmark, a basalt sphere three meters in diameter, will be located where the Arctic Circle passes through the island, as stated on the website of the Iceland Design Centre.

The competition was organized by the municipality of Akureyri in cooperation with the Iceland Design Centre.

The island is Iceland’s northernmost point and home to 100 inhabitants.

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