Activities

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There is no risk of getting bored in Húsavík with the several activities available. Whale Watching, of course, but also much much more.

Bathing and Swimming

Bathing and Swimming
The area around Húsavík is famous for its geothermal springs, often believed to have healing powers. Lie back and relax in one of Iceland’s natural or man-made spas, or take a dip in one of the local pools. Read more>

Bird Watching

Birdwatching
The Diamond Circle in North Iceland is a paradise for bird watchers and ornithologists. Kaldbakstjarnir ponds, just south of Húsavík, are home to over 90 species of birds, including the Great Northern Diver and the Horned Grebe. Lake Mývatn with its exceptionally rich fauna of waterbirds is just a 40-minute drive away from Húsavík. The lake is home to 13 species of ducks. Read more>

Diamond Circle Tour
Wake up your taste buds and explore the local cuisine in one of the many places in and around Húsavík. Read more>

Naustið soup

Eat Out
Wake up your taste buds and explore the local cuisine in one of the many places in and around Húsavík. Read more>

Lake Mývatn against Hlíðarfjall mountain

Fishing/ Angling
Fishing is a popular sport all around the country and of course also possible around Húsavík. Read more>

Golf Course

Golf Course
A formidable nine hole course, crossing streams and navigating awkward slopes, the local golf course (Katlavöllur) is tucked away from civilisation in a wonderfully remote pocket of Húsavík landscape. With excellent views across the bay, and back towards Húsavík Mountain, it´s well respected as being one of the finest in Iceland. Read more>

Lake Botnsvatn

Hiking Trails
With coastline, lakes and mountains to traverse, Húsavík isn’t simply a destination for whale-watchers.  Set in a lush surrounding, rich in flora and fauna, make sure you allow time to take in the local environment while you are here, as there is plenty to see. Read more>

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding
There is no better way to explore the Icelandic landscape than from the saddle of a horse. Tours of various length are available, suitable for total beginners and experienced riders alike. Read more>

Mountain Bike and Superjeeps

Mountain Bike and Superjeeps
Húsavík has a great variety of tracks for mountain biking all around the town. On the way visitors can find numerous hidden gems to enjoy.
Visitors can also sit back, relax and let the super jeep do the work! Notable pit stops are f.e. lava Þeistareykjahraun and the craters of Litla-Víti and Stóra-Víti. Read more>

Gentle Giants Sea Kayaking

RIB Speedboat Whale Watching
Whale watching in Skjálfandi Bay on a RIB speedboat is a whole new experience. The fast boats can cover larger areas than common oak boats in search for whales. The action packed tours are very dynamic but yet safe in all kinds of water. Less crowded boats offer a more personal experience compared to traditional oak boats. Read more>

Puffin Tour
Iceland is the home to more than 60% of the Earth’s entire Atlantic puffin population. Thanks to their incredible cute and funny appearance puffin watching has become a popular activity. All whale watching companies offer special tours to get close to the cute bird.  Read more>

Schooner Opal sailing towards the sun © Nick Bondarev, North Sailing

Sailing
What about combining whale watching and Icelandic sailing tradition? Among the boats in the harbor are traditional gaff rigged sailing boats offering guests a real sailing adventure. Read more>

Gentle Giants Sea Angling

Sea Angling
Experienced fisherman stand ready at hand to show the best spots for sea angling in Skjálfandi Bay. Their livelong experience allows them to provide a 100% catch guarantee. All equipment and rubber clothing is provided.
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Gentle Giants Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking
Discover secret spots and become one with the ocean during a sit-on-top kayak tour. The perfect mix of adventure and peace for nature and bird lovers alike. Different tours suit total beginners and experienced kayakers. All equipment is provided and certified guides accompany each tour.
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Skiing
Nothing can beat the experience of skiing in an uninhabited area, with view over Skjálfandi Bay and Húsavík down in in the bay, nothing but clean white snow around and northern lights above.
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Whale Watching

Whale Watching
Experience stunning scenery and fantastic wildlife aboard a renovated traditional oak fishing boat on a whale-watching tour from Húsavík. This is a must do when in Húsavík. Read more>

Gentle Giants Sea Kayaking

Yoga and Meditation
There is no better place on earth to connect body, mind and spirit than the tranquil Icelandic landscape. Peaceful landscape and wide open space help to step out of the daily rat race. Yoga courses and gong meditation is on a regular base, pop-up courses for individuals and groups, indoor and outdoor.
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