Raufarhöfn is the northernmost village in Iceland. This is where you find the lightest summer nights and the darkest winter days. The weather is marked by proximity to the ocean; spring is slow to come, and autumn lingers on, yielding reluctantly to the harsh reign of winter. In summer the ocean breeze breathes through the village during the day, but often stillness reigns from evening till early morning. Then the harbor, the village pond, even the whole fjord are smooth like mirrors, showing every detail in glassy reflection.
Near to Raufarhöfn village is the river Deildará where there is salmon fishing. The scenery and vegetation is characterized by knolls covered in moss and heather, low ridges and numerous small ponds.
This is unspoilt nature in its prime, one of the last undisturbed havens for northern birds and tundra vegetation in the whole world.
A variety of services are on offer in Raufarhöfn. Shops, bank, post office, hotel, camping site and guesthouse.
A short distance to the north west- on Melrakkaslétta Plain- the virginal beauty of untouched nature reigns undisturbed without a trace of traffic or human habitation, but teeming with a life of its own where the air is filled with birdsong in sunshine at midnight.