Húsavík is a small town in the north of Iceland on the shores of Skjálfandi bay. It has commanding views over the bay of Skjáifandi (“Shaker”) towards the rugged northern coastline to its east and west, and out to the open Arctic Ocean. Husavik has the distinction of being the first place in Iceland ever to be built in.
The income of the inhabitants is derived from tourism and fishing, as well as retail and small industry.
Húsavík has become a centre of whale watching in the north due to whales of different species that frequently enter the bay. It is also home to the Icelandic Phallological Museum, which contains specimens from every mammal that lives in Iceland. Local leisure activities include whale watching, horse riding, fishing, geothermal swimming and golf.
Things to See & Do
* Whale watching
* Church of Husavik
* Icelandic Phallological Museum
* Husavik Whale Museum
Cruise Season – Feb – Dec
Currency – Icelandic króna (ISK)
Language – Icelandic
Land Area – 270 km²
Population – 2,300 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 354
Port Location – The port is located in Husavik harbor.
Transport Links – Access to Husavik is available by boat, bus and air.