Arches UK - a collection of Nature’s arches and bridges
Raufarhofn Peninsula Arch 1
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Raufarhofn is Iceland’s most northerly town and used to be one of the country’s largest harbours exporting fish, mainly herring. It is about 5 miles from the most northerly point of mainland Iceland, Hraunhofnartangi, which is less than 2 miles south of the Arctic Circle.
By the town’s harbour and on the small peninsula, where the lighthouse stands, are 3 arches. There is a walking trail, probably an old two track road, which heads towards the sea and then turns right that will take you to the first arch on the eastern side of the peninsula.
The arch has a span of about 18 ft and a height of about 8 ft.