Raufarhöfn

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Raufarhöfn
Village
Location of the Municipality of Norðurþing
Location of the Municipality of Norðurþing
Raufarhöfn is located in Iceland
Raufarhöfn
Raufarhöfn
Location of Raufarhöfn in Iceland
Coordinates: 66°27′N 15°57′W / 66.450°N 15.950°W / 66.450; -15.950Coordinates: 66°27′N 15°57′W / 66.450°N 15.950°W / 66.450; -15.950
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] Northeast Constituency
Region[2] Northeastern Region
Municipality Norðurþing
Population (2011)
 • Total 194
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Raufarhafnarhreppur
Former Municipality
Location of the former Municipality of Raufarhafnarhreppur
Location of the former Municipality of Raufarhafnarhreppur
Country  Iceland

Raufarhöfn is a village located on the northeastern tip of the Melrakkaslétta peninsula in Iceland.

As of January 2011, it has 194 inhabitants. It was a major fish processing station during the large herring catches in the mid 20th century.

The village is the site of a modern monument called the "Arctic Henge" which is aligned to the heavens and is inspired by the mythical world of Eddic poem Völuspá (Prophecy of the Seeress).[3]

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  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division
  3. ^ "Aurora Over Raufarhöfn". APOD. NASA. 2012-04-30. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 

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