Activities

Whales
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 SwimmingBathing 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 WatchingBird 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. Read more>
Eat OutEat Out
Wake up your taste buds and explore the local cuisine in one of the many places in and around Húsavík. Read more>
Golf CourseGolf 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>
Mountain Bike and SuperjeepsMountain 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>
Cheese Tub/ OstakariðCheese Tub/ Ostakarið (Closed)
The Cheese Tub has been closed in 2018 and is not open to the public anymore. Instead the new GeoSea sea bath has been opened where you can enjoy exactly the same geothermal sea water since they use the same borehole.
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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.
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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