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The town of Húsavík sits on the eastern shore of Shaky Bay, known around the world as Whale Capital of Iceland. In the past years whales have been spotted in 98% of all trips. It is also the site of the first house built in Iceland, in the year 860, by Swedish viking Gardar Svavarsson.
Húsavík is conveniently located for day trips to most of the major attractions in Iceland and the starting point of the Diamond Circle.

Things To See

Húsavík and its near surroundings offer a uniquely wide variety of attractions, both natural and cultural. Do not miss a single one!

Activities

There in no risk of getting bored in Húsavík with the several activities available. Whale Watching, of course, but also much much more. Bathing and Swimming The area around Húsavík is famous for its geothermal springs, often believed to have healing powers. LieView more

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Accommodation in and around Húsavík

Whether a queen size bed is just enough or a simple sleeping bag fulfills your needs, whether you want to soak in luxury or if you travel on a budget – Húsavík offers a great variety of accommodations to choose from.

picture taken by Naustið

Food and Drinks

What about some fresh fish, a healthy vegetarian wrap, fresh baked cake or a cool beer? Looking for the right location for a romantic dinner or just a quick take-away on the go? There is something to suit everyone’s taste.View more

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Practical Information

Here you can find useful information about transportation, how to get to Húsavík, services in town, shops, frequently asked questions and much more that will help you to prepare your trip and find your way around town.      View more

Picture taken by Gaukur Hjartarson

Winter in Húsavík

Don’t let the snow put you off coming over the winter! If anything, it’s simply another reason to come and visit. Seeing Iceland with snow seems like it´s wearing it’s natural gown. The waterfalls all take on a life ofView more

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