Explore the remote North Iceland on the Arctic Discovery short break. Experience whales and the astonishing nature around Husavik village.

Extend your visit by adding this package on to an existing Iceland Travel package or book as an individual package!

Discover the arctic charm and natural beauty of Husavik and northeast Iceland. Experience a friendly maritime culture, beautiful harbour surroundings and great access to astonishing natural surroundings on the edge of the Arctic Circle.

The proximity of the wonders of Lake Myvatn, with hot springs, geothermal mud pools, craters and extensive lava fields makes Husavik the perfect gateway for visitors to witness the beauty of the region.  Other nearby gems of nature include the Arctic coastline of the Tjornes peninsula leading towards Jokulsargljufur, one of the deepest and most breath-taking canyons in Iceland, and Dettifoss, the powerful waterfall, considered to be Europe´s mightiest.

Departures daily except Saturdays

Included

  • 2 nights at selected hotel in Husavik, including breakfast
  • Return flight Reykjavik- Husavik (including airport tax)

Also included in Winter 2018 – 2019 package

  • Round-trip transfers between Husavik airport and Husavik hotel

Important

No domestic flights on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,  New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday.

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Day 1: Flight to Husavik

Highlights: Húsavík

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!

May – September  2018:    Transfers from Husavik airport to your Husavik hotel are not included, but private transfers are possible, and we can set up transfers for you upon request.

October 2018- April 2019:  Round-trip transfers from Husavik airport to your Husavik hotel are included.  You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

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.

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Day 2: Day at your leisure in Husavik – Optional Tours available

Highlights: Whale Museum

Day tours (booked in Husavik) can bring you to the surreal beauty of the Lake Myvatn region, with its combination of volcanic features and birdlife (the best time for bird watching is mid-May through June).  Take a stunning natural wonder tour around Tjornes Peninsula and into the wilderness to view Dettifoss Waterfall and mythical Asbyrgi Canyon.  View the Arctic Henge, a stone solar calendar that is gradually being built near the Arctic Circle.  It was inspired by Old Norse beliefs and legends.

If you enjoy outdoor adventure, Husavik offers some of Iceland‘s best whale watching in traditional oak boats or as RIB safaris.  You can also enjoy bicycling in Lake Myvatn, hiking up Husavik Mountain or taking a horseback ride on the seacoast.

Wintertime:  The beauty of the region comes alive in the winter months, when the snow and light conditions bring out mystical shapes, as well as the mysterious northern lights, which are best seen on cold and clear nights. Popular outdoor winter activities include downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowboarding. Winter temperatures can also be quite mild considering Husavik’s proximity to the Arctic Circle (average temperatures around -2.75°F or 26°F), making it especially enjoyable to enjoy some geothermal bathing on a winter day at either the local swimming pool or the Nature Baths in Lake Myvatn.  Day tours can be booked in Husavik.

Whale Watching

Big Whale Safari in RIB boats

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Day 3: Flight to Reykjavik

Depending on your flight, you may have some time for a short excursion (booked in Husavik).

May – September  2018:    On your own, transfer to Husavik’s airport for your flight to Reykjavik.  There is a private airport transfer service available between your Husavik and Husavik.

October 2018- April 2019:  Round-trip transfers from Husavik airport to your Husavik hotel are included. Please check your confirmation for the departure time from your hotel.  Please be in the hotel lobby.

Should you wish to extend your stay, we would be happy to book additional nights and tours for you. Please take a look at our wide selection of day tour options and book ahead

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