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Husavik is located on the north-eastern coast of Iceland and is one of the country’s most charming towns. It is recognized as the whale watching capital of Europe with a great range of whale watching tours leaving the port most days between May and September.
Husavik also makes for the perfect stop whilst exploring the North of Iceland, especially due to its close vicinity to other amazing attractions.
How do you get to Husavik?
There are a few ways of going about traveling to Husavik. One of the most popular ways is to rent a car and do a road trip across the Icelandic countryside. This gives you great control of your holiday and allows you to see much of Iceland’s breathtaking landscapes.
You can also take an internal flight from Reykjavik to Husavik or you can join in one of the many coach tours that visit the town daily. There is also some public buses that run to the town.
Best things to do in Husavik
Whale Watching in Husavik
With it being the whale watching capital of Europe, whale watching in Husavik had to be at the top of our list. During the summer months, you can take one of many fishing boats out into the ocean to see a wide variety of sea life. From the Blue whale to the Killer whale, Fine whale and Minki whale, there is a huge chance of seeing one of these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. There is also a high chance that you will dolphins which follow the boats in the hope of a fish supper.
National Whale Museum in Husavik
The Whale Museum in Husavik is a great way to spend your day. Whether as a warm-up prior your whale watching excursion, as a way to relax after a great day out at sea, or simply to gaze at the many exhibits the Whale Museum is a place to spend your day! The newest addition to the Whale Museum’s exhibition is the stunning, life-size Blue Whale skeleton. Blue Whales are the largest mammals ever known to have existed, and the skeleton is huge, to say the least! In addition to the Blue Whale, there are numerous other different whale skeletons to see.
GeoSea Geothermal Sea Baths in Husavik
For those that want something much more relaxing, then the GeoSea Geothermal Sea Baths are your dream destination. Much like the famous Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik, the GeoSea baths are filled with geothermal water with breathtaking views of Iceland’s north. The natural baths are enriched by geothermal water originating from the depths of the earth that promise to relax, cleanse and purify your body and soul.
About 45 minutes drive away from Husavik is the area of Myvatn. It’s desolate craters of bubbling mud pools and geothermal caves make the area around Lake Myvatn a microcosm of all the natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. The lake itself is breathtaking and filled with rare birds and awe-inspiring views. A little further away is the Dettifoss waterfall, Europe’s most powerful waterfall which is also highly recommended.
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