Artic Edge - Melrakkaslétta and Langanes

Melrakkaslétta is a plain acclaimed for the peaceful beauty of its spring and summer nights, lakes and lively bird life. Its northernmost tip of the country is Hraunhafnartangi.

On the east side of Tjörnes peninsula, from a certain vantage point known as “Hringsbjarg,” there is a panoramic view of the Öxarfjörður region and out to Melrakkaslétta which means “Arctic Fox Plains” in English. The nearest district is Kelduhverfi which extends east to the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, Iceland's second longest river. The lowlands are generally marshy and provide good feeding and breeding grounds for wetland birds. Out by the sea are extensive sandflats, deposits from Jökulsá river.

East of Jökulsá river is the country district of Öxarfjörður, extending from the coastal sandflats southwards to Hólssandur. The landscape is attractive, featuring sheltered woodlands addressed by low tuff mountains. Kópasker is a small village in Núpasveit district which grew out of the Co-op tradition which today provides services to local agriculture and fisheries. There is also an interesting exhibition at the Kópasker Earthquake Center.

Melrakkaslétta plain is renowned for the natural splendor of its spring and summer nights, a large number of lakes and rich bird life. At the northern end of the plain is Hraunhafnartangi point, Iceland's northernmost tip.

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