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Husavik

Husavik is a small fishing village located on the north coast of Iceland. It is situated at the mouth of the Skjalfandi Bay, making it a popular spot for whale watching and other outdoor activities. The population of Husavik is around 2,000 people and it is one of the oldest towns in Iceland, with evidence of settlement dating back to the 10th century.

Husavik is known for its stunning natural beauty, with its rugged coastline, rolling hills, and deep fjords. It is also home to the Husavik Whale Museum, which is one of the most popular attractions in the area. The museum offers visitors an opportunity to learn about the history and ecology of whales, as well as participate in interactive activities.

Husavik has a long and interesting history. In the 9th century, the area was settled by the Norse and the first church in the area was built in the 12th century. In the 17th century, the town was a major trading port and was used as a base for whaling. In the 19th century, it was home to a major fish processing plant, which helped to make Husavik a major fishing center.

Today, Husavik is a popular tourist destination, offering visitors a chance to experience its beautiful scenery, rich culture, and vibrant seafood industry. It is also home to a number of festivals throughout the year, such as the Husavik Music Festival and the Husavik Food Festival. Husavik is a great place to visit, with plenty of things to do and see.

Excursion tips for a day in Husavik

As a tourist in Husavik, Iceland, there is no shortage of exciting activities to do in one day. Here are some of the best ways to experience the beauty and culture of this unique destination:

1. Take a whale watching tour: Hop on a boat and explore the waters of Husavik, where you can spot a variety of whales, dolphins, and other marine life.

2. Visit the Husavik Whale Museum: Learn about the history and culture of whales in Iceland at this interactive museum.

3. Enjoy the local cuisine: Try some of the local delicacies, such as smoked puffin and Icelandic lamb dishes.

4. Explore the local wildlife: Take a hike in the surrounding area and spot puffins, seals, and other wildlife.

5. Visit the Asbyrgi Canyon: Admire the stunning rock formations and take a dip in the canyon’s crystal-clear water.

6. Go horseback riding: Enjoy the stunning views of the area while riding on horseback.

7. Take a dip in the hot springs: Relax and unwind in the warm, therapeutic waters of the local hot springs.

8. Visit the local churches: Admire the beautiful architecture of the local churches and learn about Icelandic culture.

9. Take a boat tour of the fjords: Explore the breathtaking fjords and get a glimpse of the stunning landscapes of the area.

10. Visit the local geothermal pools: Take a dip in one of the many natural geothermal pools, which are known for their healing properties.

Experience Husavik with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Husavik. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Husavik

Husavik in Island experiences a cool temperate climate with mild summers and cold winters. During the summer months, temperatures average around 16°C and the days are long with up to 21 hours of daylight. In the winter, temperatures drop to an average of -3°C and there is only 5-6 hours of daylight. Spring and autumn temperatures average around 6°C and 10°C respectively. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, with an average of 12 inches per month. Snowfall is common in winter and the area can experience strong winds, particularly during the winter months.

Cruise weather for Husavik

Our weather forecast for Husavik helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 18.6 °C
min: 10.2 °C
20.9 m/s
36.7 m/s
44.9 %
24.1 m
60.1 %
1,012 hPa
02:41:25
23:45:29
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 18.5 °C
min: 10 °C
12.6 m/s
22.7 m/s
36.5 %
23.4 m
59.0 %
1,009 hPa
02:45:54
23:41:15
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 17.7 °C
min: 8.6 °C
15.5 m/s
22.3 m/s
81.1 %
21.6 m
79.1 %
1,005 hPa
02:50:20
23:37:03
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 10.3 °C
min: 7.3 °C
18.4 m/s
18.4 m/s
93.3 %
5.1 m
93.8 %
1,009 hPa
02:54:44
23:32:53
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 7.9 °C
min: 7.1 °C
8.6 m/s
9.0 m/s
99.2 %
0.2 m
97.3 %
1,010 hPa
02:59:05
23:28:45
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 10.1 °C
min: 6.9 °C
11.2 m/s
9.0 m/s
82.2 %
3.2 m
90.6 %
1,010 hPa
03:03:23
23:24:37
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 17.3 °C
min: 7.9 °C
9.4 m/s
10.4 m/s
48.4 %
24.1 m
67.8 %
1,005 hPa
03:07:39
23:20:31
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 13.7 °C
min: 11.3 °C
7.2 m/s
5.8 m/s
98.1 %
24.1 m
70.8 %
998 hPa
03:11:52
23:16:25
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 14.3 °C
min: 10.1 °C
10.8 m/s
11.2 m/s
81.1 %
21.3 m
77.9 %
997 hPa
03:16:04
23:12:21
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 13.7 °C
min: 9.8 °C
11.2 m/s
8.5 m/s
92.6 %
16.3 m
82.9 %
1,002 hPa
03:20:13
23:08:17
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 18.3 °C
min: 12 °C
19.8 m/s
26.3 m/s
77.9 %
23.2 m
71.4 %
989 hPa
03:24:21
23:04:14
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 11.7 °C
min: 6.9 °C
18.0 m/s
19.8 m/s
98.0 %
8.7 m
93.4 %
993 hPa
03:28:26
23:00:11
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 11.0 °C
min: 7.4 °C
14.0 m/s
22.3 m/s
87.4 %
24.1 m
78.8 %
995 hPa
03:32:30
22:56:10

Cruises to Husavik

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Scheduled ship calls in Husavik, Iceland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 22nd 2024 Monday, 22nd of Jul. 2024 MS Artania 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 4th 2024 Sunday, 4th of Aug. 2024 Silver Wind Expedition 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 10th 2024 Saturday, 10th of Aug. 2024 MS Marina 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 10th 2024 Saturday, 10th of Aug. 2024 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Aug. 2024 MS Marina 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 24th 2024 Saturday, 24th of Aug. 2024 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Sep. 2024 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Sep. 2024 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 6th 2025 Friday, 6th of Jun. 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 10th 2025 Tuesday, 10th of Jun. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 11th 2025 Wednesday, 11th of Jun. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 12th 2025 Thursday, 12th of Jun. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 20th 2025 Friday, 20th of Jun. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 21st 2025 Saturday, 21st of Jun. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 22nd 2025 Sunday, 22nd of Jun. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 26th 2025 Thursday, 26th of Jun. 2025 Silver Wind Expedition 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 3rd 2025 Thursday, 3rd of Jul. 2025 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 10th 2025 Thursday, 10th of Jul. 2025 Silver Wind Expedition 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 12th 2025 Saturday, 12th of Jul. 2025 Seven Seas Grandeur 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 17th 2025 Thursday, 17th of Jul. 2025 Azamara Quest 09:00 am 08:00 pm
Jul. 22nd 2025 Tuesday, 22nd of Jul. 2025 Seven Seas Grandeur 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 4th 2025 Monday, 4th of Aug. 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 11th 2025 Monday, 11th of Aug. 2025 Silver Wind Expedition 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 13th 2025 Wednesday, 13th of Aug. 2025 Seven Seas Navigator 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 13th 2025 Wednesday, 13th of Aug. 2025 Silver Shadow 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 17th 2025 Sunday, 17th of Aug. 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 25th 2025 Monday, 25th of Aug. 2025 Silver Wind Expedition 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 26th 2025 Tuesday, 26th of Aug. 2025 Azamara Quest 09:00 am 08:00 pm
Aug. 28th 2025 Thursday, 28th of Aug. 2025 MS Insignia 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 8th 2025 Monday, 8th of Sep. 2025 Silver Wind Expedition 08:00 am 05:00 pm

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