Raufarhöfn, dubbed the Arctic Circle Village, is the location of a monumental project taking place on a hillside close to town. The Arctic Henge is a sundial which aims to capture the midnight sun’s rays between the stone gateways and to cast shadows in specific locations. It is a monument to ancient pagan beliefs and was inspired by the Völuspá of the famous Edda poems. It is made up of a series of stacked basalt arches placed within circles. The stone arches provide an interesting view of the horizon from the village.

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