Hraunhafnartangaviti, Iceland

Prominence: 11 m, 36 ft

Elevation: 21 meters, 69 feet

True Isolation: 2.91 km, 1.81 mi
Peak TypeHill
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)66° 30' 55'' N, 16° 3' 10'' W
66.515286, -16.052693 (Dec Deg)
453190 E 7377742 N, Zone 28 (UTM)
State/ProvinceNorðurland Eystra

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While certainly not prominent or high in elevation, Hraunhafnartangaviti lies at the far northern end of Rifstangi, the northernmost point on mainland Iceland, just 2.5 km shy of the Arctic Circle at a location of 66°32'11" Norður/North by 16°01'36" Vestur/West. The only part of Iceland north of the Arctic Circle is the island of Grímsey, which is bisected by the Arctic, and lies north of Ólafsfjörður. Hraunhafnartangi is also the location of the burial mound of Saga Age character Þórgeir Hávarsson, who killed 14 enemies before being struck down in battle.
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Prominence  Clean Prominence: 11 m/36 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 11 m/36 ft
  Key Col: 10 m/33 ft
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   Distance: 2.91 km/1.81 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 66.4917, -16.0808
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Gunnólfsvíkurfjall  (SSW)
RangesContinent: Europe
Range2: Scandinavia-European Arctic
Range3: Norwegian Sea Islands
Range4: Iceland
Drainage BasinsIslands-Arctic-Europe
Arctic Ocean
Data Source1:50,000 Topographic Survey Map
This peak was submitted to the database by James Barlow.

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