The lighthouse is on the northeast coast of Iceland, about 10 km northwest of the town of Raufarhöfn, the northernmost town in Iceland. The light tower is square, 19 metres tall and built of concrete. The lantern house is painted red.
The northernmost point in Iceland, except for the little island of Grimsey. It a low rocky pennisula, with a lighthouse and a viking grave mound. The plaque on the lighthouse shows that it is just 2 km south of the Arctic circle.