Húsavík is an attractive and a friendly town, located by the Skjálfandaflói Bay in north east Iceland and by many people, considered to be Iceland’s most charming town. The population of Húsavík is about 2300 and the town offers a variety of things for visitors to do.
The most popular activity being a Whale Watching cruise from the local harbor but Húsavík is often referred to as the Whale Watching capital of the world, where on 98% of Whale Watching tours from Húsavík are successful and whales have been spotted in the Skjálfandi Bay. Many species can be seen and the most common one being the Humpback Whale. You will also find the Húsavík Whale Museum, located close to the harbor, where among other things a skeleton of a Blue Whale is on display. Another interesting museum and well worth the visit is the Exploration Museum, which covers the history of human exploration but NASA astronauts of the Apollo program trained in Iceland before going to the moon, in a highland region, not far from Húsavík, due to the similarities of some areas here to the moon.
The Geothermal Baths
Húsavík is a part of the so called Diamond Circle and a part of the Arctic coast way which includes all major attractions on north Iceland. The GeoSea Geothermal Baths are a new addition to many attractions in Húsavík, where natural hot water from the ground is used for creating a wonderful bathing facility out in the open air on the coast of Skjálfandaflói Bay. The water temperature is always pleasant the year round, regardless of the air temperature, 38 to 40 C. The GeoSea Geothermal Baths offer changing rooms with lockers and showers and there is also a restaurant and a bar where refreshments are available. It is open all year round. Húsavík most recently famed for the town being the setting of the comedy film Eurovision Song Contest released on Netflix in 2020. Húsavík Town offers all major services, including accommodations, shops, restaurants, a camping ground, a swimming pool, a golf course, and a beautiful botanic garden.