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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Follow in the footsteps of the settlers of Iceland

In the summer of 2011, boat and craft owners from all over the world will set their sails for Húsavík, for the first annual Nordic Coast Cultural Festival. The festival will be held in July and then, locals and guests from around the world, will have the opportunity to see amazing boats and ships and […]

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 […]

Volcanic activity in the south of Iceland not affecting Húsavík

Volcanic activity in Eyjafjallajökull on the south coast of Iceland, has not affected life in Húsavík. Most domestic flights have been on schedule and the weather in Húsavík has been good for the past few days. The Icelandic Tourist Council issued a press release on the 16 April 2010 stressing that day-to-day life in Iceland […]

First whale watching tour of the summer

The whale watching season in Húsavík started last week with the spotting of a Humpback whale on Skjálfandi bay. Ten people from all over the world went on the first trip of the summer and were of course delighted after the tour. The Whale watching season in Húsavík usually runs from mid April to late […]