Make sure you don’t rush off after a tour of whale watching, as you can learn even more about the huge and impressive creatures that often come and visit the bay in this excellent whale museum. It explains the ecology and habits of whales, conservation and the history of whaling in Iceland through beautiful displays.
This is Húsavíks cultural centre. There are two permanent Exhibitions at the Culture House, the Maritime exhibition and the new, Man and Nature – 100 years in Þingeyjarsýslur. An art gallery is located on the top floor and a multipurpose show room is located on the ground floor. There is also a corner to rest, examine maps, read books from the library and a hotspot to go online.This is the perfect place to spend time learning about the natural and cultural history of the area.
On the last weekend in July, Húsavík invites people from around the region to celebrate together for a weekend of family fun and activities. The locals decorate the town in different colours to divide Húsavík into three parts, each part with its own theme for the celebration.
The festival has grown immensely every year and is now one of the biggest of it’s kind in northern Iceland. The program is diverse, and everyone should be able to find something that they find interesting. Music is always a big part of the festival with numerous musical act and concerts throughout the weekend. The highlights from last year’s festival included laser tag in the forest, barbecues at the swimming pool, a ram show, an arts and crafts market by the harbour, or a motorcycle exhibition at the gas station.
Every town in Iceland should have at least one geothermal swimming pool, and Húsavík is no exception. It is well sought by both locals and tourists all year round. It has hot tubs, a 17-meter swimming pool, a splash pool, and water slides for the kids. It is open every day, but make sure you check out the opening times before you go as it differs between summer and winter season.