Húsavík

Húsavík / Husavik – the biggest town in Norðurþing municipality, located on the north coast (Skjálfandi bay) of Iceland, on Diamond Circle route in Northeastern Region. The whale watching capital of Europe. The name of the town meas the Bay of Houses – the first settlers of the island come prodably here.

Sights / Things to do in Húsavík:

  • whale watching tours,
  • a port,
  • Húsavíkurkirkja (Church of Húsavík) – a wooden church from 1907,
  • Húsavík Whale Museum,
  • Exploration Museum.


Húsavík / Husavik, Northeastern Region, Iceland

Ξ Húsavík tourism webpage

Ξ Whale watching in Iceland webpage

Ξ Norðurþing municipality webpage

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Húsavík


See also:

Akureyri – the Capital of North Iceland

Northern Iceland


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Norðurland: Northeastern Region

Along the Ring Road and Diamond Circle route in Northeastern Region (Norðurland) of Iceland.



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Mývatn lake and Hverfjall volcano

Mývatn and Hverfjall are located in volcanism area on the crossroad of Ring Road and Diamond Circle route in Northeastern Region of Iceland. Mývatn is a shallow lake, formed by a basaltic lava eruption in 300 BC, protected as a nature reserve (Mývatn-Laxá Nature Conservation Area) – together with River Laxá and surrounding wetland (Ramsar List wetland). The name Mývatn means in Icelandic: the Lake of Midges. Hverfjall (Hverfell) a volcano, erupted in 2500 BC, with crater diameter: approx. 1 km, near Mývatn lake.

See also:

Námafjall and Hverir


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Námafjall and Hverir

Hverir – a geothermal area (one of the biggest in Iceland), at the foot of the Námafjall mountain, with boiling mudpools and steaming fumaroles, emitting sulfuric gas. Located in volcanism area on the crossroad of Ring Road and Diamond Circle route in Northeastern Region of Iceland.



See also:

Mývatn lake and Hverfjall volcano


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Black desert and a white chair

Spectacular lava fields in the Eastern Region (Eastfjords) in Iceland, along the Ring Road, halfway from Egilsstaðir to Reykjahlíð.



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