Húsavík is a fishing and a whale watching town located on the North part of Iceland with inhabitants of around 2200 people. The town is located between Kópasker village about 97 kilometers to the east and Akureyri town about 90 kilometers to the west. It is believed that the settler Garðar Svavarson stayed for one winter in Húsavík in around the year 870 B.c.
The town is best known for whale watching, it is the centre of whale watching in Iceland with very good opportunity to see many different kinds of whales. There are a few companies offering whale watching from Húsavík like Norðursigling, Gentle giants and a few others.
In Húsavík you can find a good expeditions about Wales as well as nice Museum about the life there in the old days, both worth visiting. The church in Húsavík is one of Húsavík best known landmark, built in the year 1904. Other things to do in Húsavík is to go horseback riding, birdwatching, swimming in the town pool or the geothermal pool just outside the town, golf or hiking.
In Húsavík you can find all necessary service like: grocery store, healthcare, post office, bank hospital as well as good selections of accommodation, restaurants and cafés.