The most important Goal of the Summer

Reykjavík Football Club KR is now one step closer to winning the Icelandic Premier League on Sunday, after a fine goal from Húsavík born player Aron Bjarki Jósepsson in the final minutes of their game against Keflavík tonight. The game looked like it was going to finish 2-2, when Jósepsson scored in the 92nd minute […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hamburg Girls Choir goes whale watching in Husavik

Forty girls from Hamburg in Germany went whale watching on Skjálfandi bay yesterday. The girls are members of  the Hamburg Girls Choir (Mädchenchor Hamburg) and are currently touring in Iceland.They had a concert in Husavik yesterday, singing with students from Husavik school of music, and another concert in Akureyri church tonight. In their concert in […]

New tourist information center opening this summer

Husavik Tourist Board has announced plans to open a new tourist information center in Husavik this summer. The new information center will be located down by the harbour in the same building as the Husavik Whale Museum and it will also house the office of the Husavik tourist board. The Tourist board has appointed Einar […]

Think green: Bring your old electronics in for recycling

Now you can bring your old mobile telephones, laptops and other electronics in for recycling at Öryggi electronics store in Husavik, and at the same time support the local football team Völsungur. Öryggi electronics and Völsungur have made a deal with Green Future in Reykjavik, that specializes in recycling of electronics from companies and individuals […]

International flights through Akureyri and Egilstaðir

Keflavik international airport, near Reykjavik in the south-west of Iceland, has been shut down today because of ash from Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano. All international flights in Iceland now go through Akureyri airport, 90 kilometres from Husavik, or Egilstaðir Airport. For people coming to or going from Husavik, check for the latest updates from Icelandair and […]

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