Husavik is a small fishing town, with 2270 residents, situated on the beautiful eastern shore of the Gulf of Skjálfandi, in northern Iceland. Husavik is known as the best place for whale watching in Iceland and one of the most important in Europe. Whilst fishing, fish processing and agriculture constitute the town's major industries, the tourism industry has the largest growth rate.
The picturesque harbor town is classed as a major attraction for many travelers in Iceland. The colorful houses built along the coastline and the snow-capped peaks undoubtedly contribute to Husavik being the most beautiful fishing town in northern Iceland.
Husavik was the first town in Iceland to offer whale watching cruises and is considered the best and most likely place in the world where one can see them, as visitors are 98% likely to catch a glimpse of these giants of the sea, according to latest data. Husavik also has several interesting museums including the award winning Whale Museum where you can see and marvel at skeletons of full-size whales, and an excellent Local History and Culture Museum. For further information and to reserve a whale watching cruise, - contact us by email.
Husavik is a great starting point for a number of day trips in the region, such as Lake Mývatn and its surroundings, Jökulsárgljúfur National Park otherwise known as the Icy River Canyon, and fishing lovers will be happy to hear that one of the richest salmon rivers is located just a few minutes away from the town.
The town has a range of accommodation options, restaurants and a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Recommended!