Day 33: Friday 04 August 2017
Good nights sleep for all.
Weather at start of day, and for most of the day was blue skies and sunshine, though strong winds made it cool / cold at times.
Drove Road 85 (Norðausturvegur) north to Kópasker, a small village with approximately 120 inhabitants in the municipality of Norðurþing, situated on the eastern shore of Öxarfjörður in northeast Iceland.
Visited their small but interesting lighthouse.
In the village there is the Kópasker Earthquake Center.
In 1976 a big earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale destroyed several houses and other structures in the area.
Visited most northern point of mainland Iceland (Hraunhafnartangi Lighthouse), where we eat lunch.
Lots of drift wood on the rocky deserted beaches along this northern coastline.
Raufarhöfn is a village located on the northeastern tip of the Melrakkaslétta peninsula in Iceland.
At one point in time, this small village was home to largest export harbor in Iceland.
In the 1940s and 1950s, the Herring frenzy dominated the Icelandic economy and Raufarhöfn was an important place in that economic chain.
But after the herring disappeared the effect was devastating for the village.
This is the reason for the old and interesting factory buildings, and the town looks quite run-down.
No Tracking Data from today.