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Melrakkaslétta peninsula and the Arctic Henge

Júlli is on the Melrakkaslétta peninsula, where he visits two towns called Kópasker and Raufarhöfn. This peninsula is renowned for vivid birdlife, with birdwatching shelters available to the public. With the Arctic Circle only about 3 km from the coast, visitors can't really go much farther north in Iceland. In Raufarhöfn, he visits the peculiar Arctic Henge.

North Iceland

Towns & Villages

Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

Explore map with pictures

Map Akureyri Eyjafjarðarsveit Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri