Húsavík

Húsavík

Húsavík is a town on the north coast of Iceland, set on the shores of the beautiful Skjálfandi Bay. Old folklore suggests some of Iceland’s first settlers, fearsome Swedish Vikings, may have arrived in Húsavík.

Image source via Atli Harðarson (flickr)

Image source via Atli Harðarson (flickr)

The most famous landmark of the town is the wooden church Húsavíkurkirkja, built in 1907.

Image source via traveladdicts.net

Image source via traveladdicts.net

The town is celebrated for its whale watching opportunities. Visiting the area, you are likely to spot humpback whales and dolphins. After a long day out at sea, one of several waterfront bars will allow for a drink or two and, if you’re lucky, an opportunity to hear tales from the local fisherman.

Image source via northsailing.is

Image source via northsailing.is

Image source via northsailing.is

Image source via northsailing.is

Image source via Mark Finney (flickr)

Image source via Mark Finney (flickr)

There is also the opportunity to participate in famous Icelandic horse riding across the beautiful landscape close to the town. 

Húsavík is a charming little place that should not be missed if you are planning a trip to Iceland! 

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