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 movement||1,5 m|
Maximum ship dimensions
|Air draft||No restrictions|
|Available||Outside of harbor area|
|Type of bottom||Sand / gravel|
|Excursion buses||Yes, if ordered in advance|
|Terminal building for passengers||No|
|City maps||Yes, in town center|
|Mailboxes||Yes, in town center|
|Airport||120 km to domestic airport in Husavik|
|Visiting address||Port of Raufarhofn, 675 Raufarhofn|
|Contact person||Ingibjörg Hanna Sigurdardottir|
|Mobile||+354 855 1160|