Raufarhöfn Town

The church of Raufarhöfn @ Edge of the Arctic
The church of Raufarhöfn @ Edge of the Arctic

Raufarhöfn is the northernmost community in Iceland with 250 inhabitants. Because the arctic circle is only a few kilometers far away, Raufarhöfn has the longest days in summer and longest nights in winter.

The town has all necessary services like a health center, a pharmacy, grocery store, a bank, a post office, a petrol station, garage, restaurants and a pub. The campsite is well equipped with all necessities.

The landmark of Raufarhöfn is the Arctic Henge on a hill. The town is part of the Melrakkaslétta flatland which are known for their rich bird life. Many walkways around town invite guests for a stroll.

Raufarhöfn is part of the Arctic Coast Way.

Getting There

The Arctic Henge in Raufarhöfn © Markaðsstofa Norðurlands
The Arctic Henge in Raufarhöfn © Markaðsstofa Norðurlands

Raufarhöfn is about 140km northeast of Húsavík. Follow road 85 for about 120km and then take the turn left to Raufarhöfn.

GPS: 66°27’05.4″N 15°57’00.2″W