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Raufarhofn

Region: North Iceland
Coordinates: 66.4528° N 15.9487° W
Weather: 8.6°C, Wind ENE at 5 km/h, 93% Humidity
Population: 194

This village has been an authorized trading post since 1836 and fishing, fish processing and commerce are the main bases of livelihood. During the so-called herring years in the seventies, Raufarhofn was one of the most important ports for fish processing and the export of herring products.

The plateau Melrakkasletta (Arctic Fox Plain) is the northernmost part of the mainland, almost on the arctic circle and closest to the midnight sun. The area abounds in many species of breeding and visiting birds, a real paradise for birdwatchers, especially north of the village. The region requires a few days, if people want to enjoy it to its fullest, hiking, fishing and sightseeing.

Photo Credit: Visit North Iceland