On the eastern coast of the peninsula lies the ghost town Skálar a remote town seemingly located at the 'end of the world'. It was briefly a flourishing fishing community at the beginning of the 20th century. Travelers can see radar antennas in the high peaks of the mountains that were built by NATO forces and are a lasting souvenir of Iceland's part in the "Cold War ".

Langanes is 40 km semi-remote island, located in northeast Iceland that emerges like a tongue into the ocean. A small amount of the population live in the southern part of the peninsula in a village named Þórshöfn, while the rest live in isolated farms. The landscape although fairly flat is beautiful and unique and has a number of lakes and low hills. The highest peak, Gunnolfsvikurfjall, reaches a height of 719 meters.

Langanes Peninsula is a real pearl of nature, where large varieties of waterfowl live, including some rare species. There are many hiking paths and guidance is given at Þórshöfn town. Those with 4 wheel drive cars can drive up to the northern end of Langanes to a place called Fontur, where there is a lighthouse.


Þórshöfn is a small fishing village in northeast Iceland. The name " Þórshöfn " means "Port of Thor." Thor (Þór) is the "God of Thunder", the son of Odin, the Father of the Gods in Norse mythology.


The village is located on the northern coast of the peninsula in Þistilfjörður Bay and approximately four hundred people live there. Þórshöfn has a tourist information center, swimming pool with a Jacuzzi and sauna, a supermarket and a small airport that offers seasonal flights to Akureyri and Reykjavik. For those who want to experience a visit to an isolated place, Þórshöfn is one of the most remote villages in Iceland and the nearest town is 100 km away.

Map of Langanes