Húsavík Town

Húsavík Town

 
Húsavík town is located in north of Iceland and is a very popular destination for Iceland visitors, but it has become a centre of whale watching in Iceland, some even say it is the Whale Watching Capital of Europe. In Húsavík town is a whale museum. Húsavík inhabits 2500 people and the inhabitants’ livelihood mainly derives from the rapidly growing tourism in the town and the surrounding area and fishing. There are various restaurants and cafés all unique in their own way, e.g. Gamli Baukur by the harbour which is located in a house which is a replica of a 19th century restaurant in Húsavík. Húsavík Church, a beautiful wooden church built in 1907 is the most famous landmark of the town.