place of its own
Activities in Husavik: Horse riding tours. Whale watching/Whale watching. Walking/hiking. Birding. Sea angling. Excursions. Golf course. Swimming pool.
The first mention of Husavik is to be found in Landnamabok, the Book of Settlement
, in connection with Gardar Svavarsson
the first settler in the area to build his house there. The major
industry is fishing and fish processing which together with trade
offers employment to most of the 2.500 inhabitants. To day,
Husavik is best known for being the whale watching
capital of Iceland. Along with the many species of whales seen in the
Skjalfandi bay the bird life offers unique nature experience on
sea for tourists traveling in the area. The Husavik Whale Center
is the only information and educational center on whales in Iceland, it
offers lectures and various information on whales and fishing in the
area. During the summertime two companies offer whale watching tours
from Husavik along with bird watching at the island of
Lundey, whose name means Puffin
Island, a colony of 100.000 puffins and other cliff dwelling birds.
Husavik itself has several places of interest. The
beautiful garden in the center of town and the river running through it
provides life for many ducks and birds. At the Folk Museum
you will find one of the largest polar bears ever caught locally. The
well-timbered church was built in 1907 is open for visitors during
summer. Tourist Information is located at the Whale Center. The town
community is truly an ideal jumping point for sightseeing tours and one
day excursions to many of the most famous places found in the north.
Museums in Husavik: Whale museum. Maritime- and folk museum.
Service in Husavik:
Hospital/health-care/dentists. Pharmacy. Car Rental. Car
repair service. Supermarket. Bakery. Specialty
Stores. Beauty saloons. Restaurants.