Húsavík, Iceland’s whale-watching capital, is a picturesque harbour town that has become a firm favourite on travellers’ itineraries. With its colourful houses, unique museums and stunning snowcapped peaks across the bay, little Húsavík is undoubtedly the prettiest fishing town on the northeast coast.
Húsavík destination guides
Iceland's Penis Museum
'It started as a joke,' says Sigurdur Hjartarson, curator and founder of the world's only 'Phallological Museum,' located a couple dozen miles south of the Arctic Circle in Iceland. 'Someone gave me three bull's penises once. I gave two away as Christmas gifts and kept one,' he explained dryly.
Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik
Board a whale-watching boat in Reykjavik and head out on an adventure to see the numerous whales of Faxaflói Bay. Visit the 'puffin islands' where thousands of puffins nest every year (seasonal), and stay warm on the boat with complimentary coveralls to put over your clothes.