Top things to do

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 Seafood in Húsavík


In a new location away from the harbour, buttercup-yellow Naustið wins praise for its super-fresh fish and a simple concept well executed: skewers of fish and vegetables, grilled to order. There’s also fish soup (na…
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.
Icelandic in Húsavík

Gamli Baukur

Among shiny nautical relics, this timber-framed restaurant-bar serves high-quality food (spaghetti with shellfish, wild mushroom barley risotto, organic lamb), plus the pun-tastic dessert skyramisu. Occasional live …
Bakery in Húsavík

Heimabakarí Konditori

Sells fresh bread, sandwiches and a cabinet full of sugary cakes and pastries.
Cafe in Húsavík

Café Hvalbakur

With a sun-trap terrace overlooking the waterfront, this friendly cafe (owned by North Sailing) serves a big cabinet full of baguettes, wraps, muffins and cakes. Good coffee too. It's just down the stairs from the N…
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…
Supermarket in Húsavík


Central supermarket.
Alcohol in Húsavík


Government-run liquor store.