Day 1: Flight to Husavik
On your own, transfer to the Eagle Air terminal at Reykjavik airport for your flight to Husavik (terminal is located behind the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura). After a 55-minute flight, you will arrive in Husavik! We suggest booking an add-on tour that will meet you at the airport (based on the 8:55 am arrival in Husavik) and drop you off at your hotel afterwards. Suggestions are below.
Overnight stay in Husavik for the next 2 nights.
Husavik, a fishing village of just over 2,230 residents, is a thriving centre for the surrounding region. Surrounded by majestic snow-tipped mountains in a picturesque fjord, Husavik has gained an international reputation for excellent whale watching, and it is an ideal base to explore the breath-taking route of natural wonders known as the Diamond Circle.
There are many ways you can relax in Husavik. Walk along the colorful harbor seafront and breathe the fresh Atlantic breeze. Visit the charming wooden church that is the town's symbol. Enjoy a dip in the geothermal swimming pool and chat with the locals. Visit the new Exploration Museum, which commemorates the role Iceland has played in international – and outer space – exploration. Discover the Husavik Culture House with its maritime museum, natural history museum, folk museum, district archives and an art gallery. Walk along a rare beach known for its ancient sea fossils, most which are over 3 million years old!
The Husavik Whale Museum is an absolute must-see. It provides information on whale species, their evolution and biology, as well as the history of whaling in Iceland.