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Day 1: Arrival and Unique, Eco-friendly Whale Watching:

Highlights: Húsavík

Note: You can choose to visit the GeoSea Baths or do the Whale Watching on either day 1 or day 2. Please let us know your preference at booking time

On your own transfer to Reykjavik Domestic Airport for your afternoon flight to Husavik. (Transfers are not included in price; cabs are plentiful). The Eagle Air Terminal is in its own section of the airport, located directly behind the Icelandair Hotel Natura. Please check into your flight no later than 30 minutes before your flight.

Enjoy the Eagle Air flight to Husavik. Eagle Air is a family-owned airline with a focus on supporting local tourism in rural Iceland. If the day is clear you might get a view of the beautiful highland wilderness during your flight. After you pick up your luggage, head to the arrivals area where the driver of your transfer shuttle will be waiting. You will be taken to your hotel in Husavik. Your driver will also arrange with you when you would like to be taken to the GeoSea baths and set up your transfers for that. (You can arrange to visit the GeoSea baths either today or tomorrow.)

Husavik is a friendly and charming fishing village overlooking the Arctic Circle. The view of the mountains and sea is very relaxing and inspiring, and there is a sense of peace in the town. An authentic Icelandic fishing town, Husavik has around 2.300 inhabitants. The characteristic centennial wooden church in the center, is surrounded by colorful houses, and the harbour is bustling with small fishing boats and whale watchers. The town also has a nice variety of restaurants, pubs, cafes, a bakery and a microbrewery. Most recently the town became known from the popular Netflix film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.

Whale watching has been a great importance and Husavik has become known as the Whale Watching Capital of Iceland. Today you will take part in a unique type of whale tour. Your hotel is a short walk to the pier where your whale watching will depart. Your confirmed time will be on the voucher. Please board the boat no later than 20 minutes before the departure.

Can you imagine anything better than sailing around Skjalfandi Bay with pods of whales all around? Sailing around Skjalfandi Bay on board the most animal- and environmentally friendly whale watching vessels in the world! Your historical wooden fishing boat has a modern twist — it has an electric motor and completely silent. The boat glides through the sea, giving you the opportunity to quietly approach the whales with minimal disturbance. This sustainable approach is combined with a professional crew specially trained in responsible conduct with the whales. Reduce your carbon footprint down to zero while your marine-expert guides help you search for marine creatures. Sightings might include minke whales, humpback whales, harbor porpoises and sperm whales.

The rest of the day is open. Husavik has a nice variety of restaurants serving healthy and regional cuisine. The specialty is fresh caught fish and free-range lamb from locally sourced farms, as well as vegetables grown in eco-friendly geothermal greenhouses.

Overnight in Husavik.

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Day 2: GeoSea Baths and Open Day

Highlights: GeoSea Myvatn

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will visit the amazing GeoSea Baths on the edge of Husavik. The area near the town contains a unique source of geothermally heated seawater that the residents enjoyed for bathing since the mid twentieth century. A lovely new spa opened in 2019. Enjoy the opportunity to relax in hot seawater, letting the minerals soothe and rejuvenate your skin and joints. Breathe in the crisp, pure air as you enjoy the view of the mountains, Skjalfandi Bay and the Arctic Circle.

The rest of the day is open for your own activities. We highly recommend a visit to the Husavik Whale Museum, located near the harbor. Inside you’ll see interesting exhibits about different species of whales, along with amazing facts about whale evolution and biology. Husavik has several other museums, including the Exploration Museum with the focus on the Apollo astronaut training near Husavik, and the Husavik Safnahusid with a focus on North Iceland’s history and nature.

If you want to explore outside of town, we recommend a day tour of the famous Diamond Circle region. You’ll visit the horseshoe shaped Asbyrgi Canyon, the powerful Dettifoss waterfall and the volcanic wonderland of Lake Myvatn. (Tour is generally 10 – 12 hours). Perhaps you might consider an afternoon/evening visit to the Myvatn Nature Reserve, a volcanic wonderland with surreal landscapes and the possibility to relax at the Myvatn Nature baths. Visit the colorful town of Akureyri, known for its spectacular fjord setting and lively cultural scene.

Husavik also offers wonderful wellness experiences near the Arctic Circle, including private yoga and gong meditation sessions, massage, as well as float therapy sessions at the GeoSea Baths. Let us know if you’re interested in booking some of these experiences.

Overnight in Husavik.

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Day 3: Morning at leisure – Afternoon flight to Reykjavík

Highlights: Reykjavik Ásbyrgi Dettifoss

Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy your morning and early afternoon relaxing in Husavik. Maybe you’ll book a private yoga session or take a swim in the local geothermal pool. Or perhaps just enjoy a walk along the harbor and breathing in the fresh sea air. Or just linger with coffee and pastry in a local café. Hotel check out is at noon, and you can safely store your luggage at the hotel until it is time for your transfer.

You will be transferred from your hotel to the Husavik airport for your afternoon flight back to Reykjavik. Check your confirmation for more information on the transfer.

Your trip ends in the Reykjavik Domestic airport.

Want to add extra nights? Let us know, and we can add extra nights in Husavik. Enjoy horseback riding along a black sand beach. Explore the wonders of the Diamond Circle such as Asbyrgi Canyon and Dettifoss Waterfall in northern Vatnajokull National Park. Check out the beautiful scenery and secluded coastal villages of the Arctic Coast Way. View the amazing birdlife and picturesque ruins on Langanes Peninsula. Walk on beautiful footpaths in the area of the Arctic Henge stone solar calendar in Raufarhofn, Iceland’s northernmost town. There are many reasons to linger longer in Husavik!

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