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Húsavík is a scenic town with appr. 2.200 inhabitants on the north coast of Iceland, on the shores of Skjálfandi bay. The most famous landmark of the town is the beautiful wooden church Húsavíkurkirkja, built in 1907.

Húsavík has become a centre of whale watching in Iceland due to whales of different species that frequently enter the bay. The Húsavík Whale Museumis located in the town center by the harbour.

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In town there is also a civic museum about culture and biology. Among other things, it shows a stuffed polar bear (arrived in Grimsey in 1969) and ancient boats.

Húsavík is also home to The Exploration Museum, a museum about the history of human exploration. A monument honoring the Apollo astronauts that trained around Húsavík during the 1960s is located outside the museum.

Húsavík and its near surroundings also offer a uniquely wide variety of natural and cultural attractions, such as Ásbyrgi, Arctic Henge, Goðafoss waterfall, lake Mývatn & the Myvatn Nature Baths / Jarðböðin við Mývatn.

Nearby Places

Mývatn, Ásbyrgi, Vesturdalur, Dettifoss, Goðafoss