To start with, the Rif Field Station will be housed in a three-floor, privately owned building that is now partly run as a guesthouse. Accommodation is available for 5 – 8 persons. This includes two bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room and a bathroom. Laboratory and storage facilities will be located in the basement. Accommodation for larger groups can be available in the guesthouse. Meals are either prepared by the visiting scientists themselves in the kitchen or can be obtained from the nearby hotel and guesthouses in the village. Telephone and Internet access is available.

All the necessary services are available within 10 min walk in Raufarhöfn. The available services include:

  • Grocery store.
  • Bank.
  • Post office.
  • Swimming Pool.
  • Hotel, guesthouses and other accommodations.
  • Restaurant and coffee shop.
  • Healthcare Centre

Research area

The northern coast of Melrakkaslétta, the prospective research area, is within short distance from Raufarhöfn and easily accessible by car. To provide even better potential for scientific research and monitoring, the Rif Field station has acquired full management and use of the northern-most land area in Melrakkaslétta, the former farmland Rif. The land and its nature has boundless possibilities when it comes to research and monitoring the arctic environment – flora, fauna (especially birds), freshwater and coastal environment.

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