Raufarhöfn

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Highlights from the Place

Raufarhöfn (GPS  66°27’7.22″N  15°56’59.43″W) is located in North East Iceland on the peninsula Melrakkarslétta, a part of the municipality Norðurþing. It has a population of 180. The distance from Reykjavík is 611 km ( 379 miles ).  It is possible to take a bus to Raufarhöfn from Reykjavík. Raufarhöfn is the most northerly village or town in Iceland, and therefore has the longest day during the summer, and the shortest during the winter.

Accommodation

The Hotel, guesthouse and camping site are located by the swimming pool.

Services and leisure

Services and leisure activities include restaurant, salmon and trout fishing, horse rental, waymarked hiking trails, art gallery.

Annual festival

A Cultural weekend takes place on the last weekend in September. A wide range of activites including live concerts, movies, and on Sunday, the local farmers have a ram exhibition, showing their rams. This is also a trading exhibition for the farmers.

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Geothermal areas

Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar is a remote geothermal area known for its lavafields and hot springs. Located in the Highlands of Iceland, next to the black lava field

Bláhylur is a crater formed after an explosive eruption that took place over 1100 years ago.
Natural attractions

Bláhylur Crater Central Highlands

Bláhylur is a Crater in Southern Highlands close to the better known Landmannalaugar. It is a crater formed after an explosive eruption that took place

Waterfalls

Hengifoss

Hengifoss, located in Hengifossá in the North East of Iceland close to the town of Egilstaðir, is the third highest waterfall in Iceland at 128