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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 […]

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 myHúsavík.com how the idea came about. “It all started last summer when me and my friend Steinar Ingi were […]

Get inspired by Iceland this summer!

The Volcano has been turned off and Iceland is more alive than ever. Come visit Húsavík this summer, go Whale watching, go river rafting, see Dettifoss waterfall, Lake Mývatn, Ásbyrgi canyon, Geysir, Gullfoss, Jökulsárlón and all the other inspiring wonders of Iceland. Get inspired by Iceland this summer!

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 […]

myHúsavík.com 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 […]

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 […]

Temperature below zero: Be sure to pack your swimsuits and sunglasses ’cause this summer is going to be a hot one!

Despite volcanic activity and shaky economic conditions, the people of Iceland are celebrating today. Today is the first day of summer in Iceland, a national holiday held each year on the first Thursday after the 18th of April. Icelandic settlers in the second half of the 9th century used the Old Norse calendar, which divided […]

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 […]