Scientists discover ‘world’s northernmost island’ off Greenland’s coast

Researchers say the tiny island in Greenland – roughly 30 metres across – was exposed by shifting pack ice

Scientists have discovered a new island off the coast of Greenland, which they say is the world’s northernmost point of land and was revealed by shifting pack ice.

“It was not our intention to discover a new island,” polar explorer and head of the Arctic station research facility in Greenland, Morten Rasch, said of the find last month. “We just went there to collect samples.”

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