is a town on the eastern shores of The Skjalfandi Bay.
It is a commercial centre for a large agricultural area and
processing of farm produce plays a considerable role in the town’s
economy. Many dairy and meat
products processed here are appreciated all over the country.
Fishing and fish processing are also important bases of livelihood.
The fastest growing trade, however, is tourism.
Accommodations, cuisine, and services to travellers are at their
very best. Husavik was the first
place in Iceland to offer whale watching cruises (1995) and many tourists’ sole
purpose for visiting the town is to participate.
Therefore it is sometimes called “The Whale Spotting Capital of The World”.
The Whale Centre is ideal for getting better acquainted with the giants of
the oceans. The Folks Museum is among the most attractive ones of the
country. Other visitors
want to enjoy other remarkable nearby areas, such as Lake Myvatn and its
surroundings and the third National Park Jokulsargljufur, which are ideal
for daily excursions from Husavik. One of
the most popular and best salmon rivers of Iceland, "Laxa of The
Adaldalur Valley”, is in the region within a short driving distance from
town. Brown trout and lake char fishing is also
popular in several nearby lakes and rivers where the occasional salmon is
Akureyri 91 km,
Myvatn 54 km via Kisilvegur, 76 km via Reykjadalur
<Husavik> Kopasker 100 km.