Húsavík Hotels open a new hotel

Húsavík Hotels have announced the opening of a new hotel this spring. The new Húsavík Cape Hotel will open for guests on May 25th 2012. The hotel offers 16 spacious rooms with a view, located lose to the harbor on Húsavík Cape. The new hotel is in a historic house, built in 1950 by the […]

Two new exhibitions at Húsavík Museum

Two new exhibitions opened at Húsavík Museum last weekend. In the art gallery on the top floor is an exhibition by local artist Ragna Hermannsdóttir from Bárðardalur, born in 1924. Ragna, who studied art in Iceland and in the Netherlands, gave most of her works to the Museum in 2008. Her exhibition is both colorful […]

Gústav Axel wins Chef of the Year Award

Húsavík chef Gústav Axel Gunnlaugsson has won the Icelandic Chef of the Year 2010 award. Gústav Axel was born in Húsavík in 1987 and is the youngest person ever to win this award in Iceland. Before his career in Reykjavik, he worked as a chef in Húsavík, first at the Húsavík Health Center where his […]

New florist opens in Húsavík

Ásdís Kjartansdóttir, a local woman from Húsavík has opened a new flower and gift shop at Höfðabrekka in Húsavík. The shop is called Blómabrekkan, a name that is put together from the Icelandic words blóm (flower) and brekka (hillside), as the shop is located in Húsavík’s hillside neighbourhood. The unusual part about this new florist’s […]

So who really settled Iceland?

If you are going to Husavik this summer, make sure not to miss Let’s talk local, a new play by Snæbjörn Ragnarsson at Gamli Baukur. The play is set in the year 870 when Swedish explorer Gardar Svavarsson and his slave Náttfari were the first Scandinavians to live in Iceland for one winter. Contrary to […]

Fabúla and Unnur Birna at Gamli Baukur tonight

Singer-songwriter Fabúla and violinist Unnur Birna are playing tonight at Gamli Baukur in Húsavík. Fabula and Unnur Birna have been touring Iceland for the past few days, doing seven concerts in seven days. The concert in Húsavík is their fifth one where they perform songs from Fabula’s new album In Your Skin, released late last […]

Búngaló is the new online home of Icelandic summerhouses

If you are looking for a summerhouse near Húsavík, Mývatn or anywhere in Iceland for that matter, a new website called Búngaló might just be the answer to your problems. Haukur Guðjónsson, co-founder of Búngaló, told myHúsaví how the idea came about. “It all started last summer when me and my friend Steinar Ingi were […]

Blue whales arrive exceptionally early this year

Two blue whales were spotted on Skjalfandi bay today, by passengers and crew members on board the whale watching boat Náttfari. Blue whales are the largest mammals on eart and can reach up to about 33 metres in length. In past years, blue whales have usually been spotted in Skjalfandi bay in the first weeks […]

BBC crew filming researchers on Skjalfandi bay

Documentary filmmakers from the BBC in London have been filming in Husavik and on Skjalfandi bay this month for a documentary on scientific researchers working under different circumstances around the world. The film crew has been following researchers on the bay, studying behavior of whales and other marine mammals. The researchers have been recording sounds […]

myHúsaví seeks a passionate travel writer

The myHúsavík project is now looking for an experienced or passionate travel writer to visit Húsavík for one week in June 2010 and  join our review editorial team. This person will stay for free at Husavik Guesthouse, eat at Husavik restaurants, go whale watching on Skjalfandi bay and visit lake Myvatn, Dettifoss waterfall and Ásbyrgi […]

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