Top Choice Museum in Húsavík

Húsavík Whale Museum

This excellent museum provides all you ever need to know about the impressive creatures that come a-visiting Skjálfandi bay. Housed in an old harbourside slaughterhouse, the museum interprets the ecology and habits …
Top Choice Church in Húsavík


Húsavík’s beloved church is quite different from anything else seen in Iceland. Constructed in 1907 from Norwegian timber, the delicately proportioned red-and-white church would look more at home in the Alps. Inside…
Top Choice Gardens in Húsavík


A walk along the duck-filled stream of the endearing town park, which is as scenic as the waterfront area, offers a serene break. Access is via a footbridge on Ásgarðsvegur, or beside Árból guesthouse.
Farm in Húsavík


The geothermal site Hveravellir, on Rte 87, about 20km south of Húsavík, provides some of Húsavík's hot-water supply and the means of power production. Rows of greenhouses put the geothermal heat to good use produci…
Museum in Húsavík

Culture House

A folk, maritime and natural-history museum rolled into one complex, the Culture House is one of the north's most interesting regional museums. ‘Man and Nature’ nicely outlines a century of life in the region, from …
Museum in Húsavík

Exploration Museum

Newly opened in 2014, this museum salutes the history of human exploration, covering Viking voyages and polar expeditions (and with a cool 1952 snowcat parked out front). Its most unique exhibition focuses on the Ap…
Museum in Húsavík

Ystafell Transportation Museum

Some 37km south of Húsavík on Rte 85 (or about 9km off the Ring Road), this impressive, remote museum is well worth a stop for any petrolheads passing through. It's a quirky and sprawling collection of half a centur…