Take this Húsavík walking tour, and listen to local stories from your local guide. Finish this unforgettable day with a warm bath at the Geosea Extension & an optional museum visit.
During the tour, a local guide shows Húsavík’s best spots and some hidden gems, starting from Húsavíkurkirkja, the iconic wooden church built in 1907, and then moving to Skrúðgarðurinn, the attractive town gardens, where the bubbling Búðara flanks the winding path, and small wooden bridges criss-cross the brook.
Other locations visited are the area of the oldest house ever built in Iceland, by Swedish explorer Garðar Svavarsson in the winter of 870, and a panoramic viewpoint over the harbor, displaying the heart of the town, the core of the local community.
While walking, history, culture, and folklore emerge, unusual local tales and fun facts are told. This walking tour is the perfect starting point on one’s trip to Húsavík, which may continue in one of the 3 town museums.
The last part of the tour takes place on the hill north of the center of the town, where the lighthouse is located (from where a beautiful scenery on Skjálfandi Bay can be enjoyed and, with some luck, whales can be spotted). The final stop is the new GeoSea Baths, located in a scenic spot on top of the cliffs, where we say goodbye, and guests can enjoy a warm and relaxing bath in the geothermal waters.
The experience may also continue to one of the 3 town museums (Whale Museum, Exploration Museum or Safnahús).