Things To Do

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

Top activities in and around Húsavík

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.
Bird Watching
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.
Eat Out
Enjoy the local food culture at one of Húsavík’s restaurants or cafés. During the summer months, there are  13 restaurants opne in Húsavík and 5 during the winter time.
Enjoy the Wonders of Nature
The Diamond Circle is a 250 km road that leads you to some of the most interesting sights in Iceland. The four primary stops on the route are The town of Húsavík, Ásbyrgi Canyon, Lake Mývatn and Dettifoss Waterfall, the most powerful waterfall in Europe.
Golf
Just 3 km south of Húsavík you will find a 9-hole golf course in a unique landscape. During the winter months, a 18-hole indoor mini golf course is open in the Húsavík Whale Museum.
Hiking
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.
Horse Riding
Just 5 km south of Húsavík you can experience horse riding on specially trained horses on guided riding tours with professionals.
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.

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