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Known as the whale-watching capital of Iceland, Husavik is a small fishing town on the north coast of the country, with a population of just over 2,000.

Things to do in Husavik

Despite its modest size, there are quite a few interesting things to do in Husavik. Number one on that list is whale watching.

Husavik harbour is home to at least 20 different species of whales including humpbacks, blue whales and minke whales, who enter the harbour to feed on plankton.

There are a handful of companies that offer whale watching trips in Husavik, including wooden sailing boats and small Zodiac speedboats. For more information on the giant sea creatures in Skjalfandi bay, you can visit the Husavik Whale Museum, located in a former slaughterhouse.

Other interesting things to see in Husavik include the Exploration Museum and Húsavíkurkirkja, an old wooden church constructed in 1907.

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