Húsavík: The whale watching capital of Iceland

Husavik Iceland

Husavik is a small town in the north of Iceland, inhabited by little more than 2500 people. It stands by the shores of Skjálfandi bay.

Despite its small population, Húsavík has in the last fifteen years, gained popularity as the best place in Iceland to go whale watching – often called the whale watching capital of Iceland.

Húsavík is also home to the Icelandic Phallological Museum, probably the only one of its kind in the world.

Husavik is perfectly located if you want to visit some of the fascinating sights near by, for example Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss waterfall or Ásbyrgi canyon, just to name a few. If you are interested in photography, Husavik is a place where you will find many interesting spots, both in the town and around it.

photo by hauxon

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