Raufarhöfn is a fishing village with 250 inhabitants and is also the most northerly community in Iceland. Because of its location, Raufarhöfn has the longest days in Iceland during the summer and the shortest  in winter. There is a lot of history attached to the fisheries in Raufarhöfn and it was one of the biggest herring villages in Iceland. In the shore you can see a sculpture of a herring girl as a reminder of these times.

The Arctic Circle lies just off the coast and in the village an Arctic henge is being prepared. The Arctic henge has sometimes been describes as the Stonehenge of Iceland.

There is a good camping site with excellent facilities, including showers and electric hook-ups for caravans, tent trailers and camper vans. And for the youngest and most energetic members of the family there is a playground, situated close to the elementary school, and a sports centre beside the camping site. The town has all the basic services, such as a health centre, pharmacy, grocery store, a bank, post office, petrol station, garage, hotel, pub, gallery, etc.

There are many other pursuits which may tempt the visitor, for example bird watching, fishing by the harbour or in one of the many lakes and rivers, or going for a walk on Höfði or around the flatlands of Melrakkaslétta.

Tidal movement1,5 m
Air draftNo restrictions
BeamNo restrictions
AvailableOutside of harbor area
Type of bottomSand / gravel
Waste handlingNo
Fresh waterYes
Pilot channel12
Emergency channel16
ISPS approvedNo
Ship tendersYes
Crew facilitiesNo
Shuttle servicesNo
Excursion busesYes, if ordered in advance
Public transportationNo
Rental carsNo
Terminal building for passengersNo
Tourist informationNo
Local currencyISK
Internet accessNo
Guide serviceNo
City mapsYes, in town center
MailboxesYes, in town center
City centre200m
Airport120 km to domestic airport in Husavik

Contact info

Visiting addressPort of Raufarhofn, 675 Raufarhofn
Contact personIngibjörg Hanna Sigurdardottir
Mobile+354 855 1160
Website www.raufarhofn.is