15 things to do

All Places Iceland

The Exploration Museum

The Exploration Museum is dedicated to the history of human exploration, from the early explorers to the exploration of space. The main exhibition room features photographs and artifacts from the Apollo Astronaut Training near Húsavík in 1965 and 1967. Other exhibition rooms feature the history of Viking exploration, Arctic explorers and a timeline of exploration history.

SEE   —  +3544642328 —  Héðinsbraut 3

Kaldbaks-kot cottages

Within the town, 1200 meters from the center. Eighteen new cottages built of timber logs, 18-25 square meters in size, with all facilities (WC, shower, kitchen, TV, radio, refrigerator, kitchen utensils, toaster, stove, etc.) Big terrace. Beautiful view. Very private and convenient.

SLEEP   —  +3544641504 —  Kaldbakur

Guesthouse Arbol

Asgardsvegi 2. A small cozy guesthouse with 8 rooms near the waterfront. Prices vary from 8.800 kr. (single bed room) during off season to 10.600 kr. (single bed room) during peak season and includes breakfast. Bathrooms are shared but very clean and towels are provided.

SLEEP   —  +354 464 2220 —  Map

Fosshotel Husavik

Ketilsbraut 22. A well-equipped hotel in the center. Single and double rooms, as well as superior "whale-themed" rooms. Restaurant/pizzeria and bar facilities. Internet access in the lobby.

SLEEP   —  +354 464 1003 —  Map

Húsavík guesthouse

A friendly guesthouse, built in 1947 and renovated in 2009. Open all year. Breakfast is served from 7:30 to til 10:00. Wireless Internet access in all rooms.

SLEEP   —  +354 463 3399 —  Laugarbrekka 16


An interesting tent restaurant where they grill whole lambs. Very nice food with reasonable prices. Only open during the summer season.

EAT   —  +354 496 1440 —  Map

Gamli Baukur

They have an excellent selection of fish, soups, and salads. Downstairs is the small restaurant and upstairs a lively, little bar.

EAT   —  Map


This wooden church built in 1907 is probably the most recognisable landmark of the town.

SEE   —  Map

Gentle Giants

Whale watching, puffin watching, sea angling and other tours, depending on the season.

DO   —  +354 464 1500 —  640 Húsavík

Húsavík Cape Hotel

16 room hotel at Húsavík Cape, with view over the town and Skjálfandi bay.

SLEEP   —  +354 463 3399 —  Höfði 24

North Sailing

Whale watching, puffin watching and other tours, depending on the season.

DO   —  +354 464 7272 —  Map

Saltvík Hestamiðstöð

Horse riding tours are offered at Saltvík farm, about 5 km from Húsavík.

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Restaurant/pizzeria, where is also possible to taste puffin.

EAT   —  +354 464 2551 —  Garðarsbraut 6


Nice and simple seafood restaurant.

EAT   —  +354 464 1520 —  Naustagarður 2