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PuffinPolar flight to the Island of Grimsey

The island of Grímsey, lying 41 km (25.5 miles) north of the mainland, is in fact Iceland's only bit of territory within the Arctic Circle. Sunshine at midnight can be enjoyed in many parts of northern Iceland during summer but to actually cross the Arctic Circle is something many people want to do. All who come to the island are provided with a document confirming the fact that they have actually travelled north of the Arctic Circle and the precise location of the circle itself is marked by a signpost indicating distances to some of the world's main cities.  Apart from the magical line on the map, another good reason for coming here is to admire the cliffs, which are 100m (328ft) high in some places - perfect for the many bird colonies that nest on the island.