village has been an authorized trading post since 1836 and fishing,
fish processing and commerce are the main bases of livelihood. During
the so-called herring years in the seventies, Raufarhofn was one of
the most important ports for fish processing and the export of
herring products. The plateau Melrakkasletta
(Arctic Fox Plain) is the northernmost part of the mainland, almost on
the arctic circle and closest to the midnight sun.
The area abounds in many species of breeding and visiting birds, a
real paradise for birdwatchers, especially north of the village.
The region requires
a few days, if people want to enjoy it to its fullest, hiking, fishing
and sightseeing. The distance from the capital is 634 km by the Whale
Husavik 154 km.
Kopasker via Oxafjardarheidi
91 km, via Melrakkasletta 55 km
Thorshofn 71 km.