Cultural Centre in Vopnafjörður


The town’s most significant building is Kaupvangur, a restored customs house. You’ll find an excellent cafe and information centre on the ground floor, and a handicrafts store. Upstairs there’s a well-curated exhibi…
Natural Feature in Northeast Circuit


The unsealed but magnificent old coastal road (Rte 870) around the wildlife-rich and little-visited Melrakkaslétta (Arctic Fox Plain) bumps along for 55km between Kópasker and Raufarhöfn. It passes by driftwood, rol…
Monument in Raufarhöfn

Arctic Henge

The striking stone arches of Arctic Henge are the darling of many a brochure, and in real life they live up to the exalted mood. The massive stone circle on the hill just north of Raufarhöfn is 50m in diameter with …
Museum in Vopnafjörður


This high-quality folk museum is set in a photogenic 18th-century turf-roofed manor house southwest of Vopnafjörður township. The on-site Cafe Croft serves home-baked cake and coffee. It's 8km off Rte 85 about 19km …
Museum in Kópasker

Earthquake Centre

On 13 January 1976 Kópasker suffered a severe earthquake that destroyed several buildings and cracked the harbour wall. Today, there’s a small earthquake museum, which investigates the quake and other tectonics in I…
Museum in Kópasker

Byggðasafn Norður-Þingeyinga

South of the village, the folk museum at Snartarstaðir farm highlights local textile and handicraft traditions. Look for cute, fully dressed scarecrows in the nearby fields. Admission includes coffee and tea.
Museum in Þórshöfn


Sauðaneshús, the old vicarage on the church estate 7km north of town (en route to Langanes), provides insights into how locals lived a century ago, and houses a cafe.