Húsavík

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Húsavík (GPS 66° 2’39.73″N 17°20’21.18″W ) is located in north Iceland, a town in the Norðurþing municipality. The population is 2200 and the distance to Reykjavík is 480 km ( 298 miles ).There is a daily scheduled bus from Reykjavík to Húsavík .

Accommodation

A list of hotels, guesthouses and camping sites can be found at 🙁http://tjalda.is/en/husavik/)

Services and leisure

Services and leisure activities include restaurants, horse riding tours, fishing, whale watching tours.Its considered the whale watching capital of the world with several companies offering tours in various types of boats. Do check out The Husavik Whale Museum- http://www.hvalasafn.is/en/. From Húsavík it is a short distance to visit some of the most popular attractions in Iceland such as the waterfall Dettifoss, Mývatn lake and Ásbyrgi.

Annual Festival

Mæradagar

This town festival “Mæradagar” takes place on the last weekend of July every year. It is a family festival with a range of activites such as a live concert, theater, ram exhibition, laser tag, paint ball and much more.

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Hvítserkur sea stack is a basalt sea stack about 15 m high and close to the coast. It has two holes at its base, which give it the appearance of an animal drinking. Some say it resembles a dragon, an elephant or a rhino.
Natural attractions

Hvítserkur

Hvítserkur Sea Stack Located in North West Iceland on the Vatnsnes Peninsula. The distance from Reykjavik by road is 229 km (142 mi), approxymately 3

Villages

Ólafsfjörður

Ólafsfjörður (GPS 66° 4’19.47″N  18°39’12.80″W) is located in North Iceland on the Tröllaskaga peninsula, part of the municipality Fjallbyggð. It has a population of 780

Geothermal areas

Krýsuvík

Krisuvik is a highly active geothermal area on the south of the Reykjanes Peninsula. The main area is called Seltún, and has marked trails, wooden