Explore the spectacular nature nearby Húsavík.

With a local guide.



During the first part of the tour, a local guide shows some of 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.

While walking, history, culture and folklore emerge, unusual local tales and fun facts are told.

After crossing all the gardens, the tour continues towards Lake Botnsvatn. The hiking path follows a beautiful route in the countryside and ends up in the southeastern shore of the lake, placed beneath the slopes of Húsavíkurfjall. For keen hikers, an excellent option to extend the tour is the path which goes all around the lake and discloses other corners of this serene and peaceful location.

The way back to Húsavík town is on an old and unpaved very scenic road, in particular when early summer and autumn colours flood the landscape.


Availability: all year round (but please note that, depending on the season, the path might be more challenging or impassable at times).

Departure point: Húsavíkurkirkja (Húsavík Church).

Departure time: on request.

Tour duration: 3,5 hours (+1 hr to hike all around the lake).

Price: 6.000isk per person (7.500isk per person including the extra hour to hike around the lake).

Included: local English-speaking guide for the duration of the tour.

Group size: minimum number of participant is 4, maximum number of participant is 15.

Please note: distance walked during the tour is approx. 6km, elevation gain is 130 mt. Good physical condition is required. The optional detour around the lake measures about 5km on a mainly flat terrain.

Bookings: for booking a tour, please contact us.