Norðurþing

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Norðurþing
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Location of the municipality
Constituency Northeast Constituency
Region Northeastern Region
Manager Kristján Þór Magnússon
Area 3,729 km2
Population 2,822
Density 0.76/km2
Number 6100
Postal code(s) 640, 641, 670, 671, 675
Website nordurthing.is

Norðurþing is a municipality located in northern Iceland. Norðurþing was formed in 2006 when the municipalities of Húsavíkurbær, Öxarfjarðarhreppur, Raufarhafnarhreppur and Kelduneshreppur were merged after special elections in January 2006 and the new municipality was official on the 10th of June 2006.

The biggest town in the municipality is Húsavík, with a population 2,205 inhabitants. Other settlements include Kópasker population 122 and Raufarhöfn population 166.

Húsavík, is known as the whale watching capital of Europe [1] it is centrally located for visitors coming to the area that intend to visit Mývatn, Dettifoss, Goðafoss, or the Vatnajökull National Park. In Kópasker there is the Earth Quake Center [2] and as well as the local folk museum [3]

In Raufarhöfn the extraordinary Arctic Henge is being built and is already a big attraction for this wonderful village [4]

Twin towns and cities[edit]

Norðurþing is twinned with:[5]

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Coordinates: 66°02′49″N 17°20′46″W / 66.047°N 17.346°W / 66.047; -17.346