Húsavík has become a centre of whale watching in Iceland due to whales of different species that frequently enter the bay. The Húsavík Whale Museum is located in the downtown by the harbour.
In town there is also a civic museum about culture and biology. Among other things, it shows a stuffed polar bear (arrived in Grimsey in 1969) and ancient boats.
Each year in mid July, Húsavík holds a festival called Mærudagar, which translates to “Candy Days”. Thousands of people from all over Iceland come to the tiny town to enjoy this occasion which consists of music, colorful decorations, and an array of food and drink.
Húsavík is also home to The Exploration Museum, a museum about the history of human exploration. A monument honoring the Apollo astronauts that trained around Húsavík during the 1960s is located outside the museum.
The region of Mývatn, with its interesting geology and diverse animal life, is nearby. Jökulsárgljúfur National Park with the horseshoe-shaped canyon Ásbyrgi and the waterfalls Dettifoss, Hafragilsfoss and Selfoss is also not far from the town.
Best restaurants in Husavík
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Restaurant Naustið – best choice in Husavík
- Salka Restaurant
- Fish and Chips Husavík
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Húsavík Cape Hotel – best accommondation in Husavík
- Fosshotel Husavík
- Saltvík farm guesthouse
Best things to do in Husavík
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Whale and puffin watching
Visit whale museum and church in Husavík
Watch northern lights from Husavík lighthouse
Take a batch in GeoSea Baths
Enjoy swimming pool in Husavík
Take a trip to Rauðanes Cape
Best waterfalls near Husavík
- Goddafoss waterfall
- Selfoss waterfall
- Vígabjarsfoss waterfall
Shopping in Husavík
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