Town walk, local stories and a warm bath.
With a local guide.
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 winter 870, and a panoramic viewpoint over the harbour, heart of the town in the past which even nowadays, in a different way, is 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 in 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 centre of the town, where the lighthouse is located (from where a beautiful scenery on Skjálfandi Bay can be enjoyed and, with some luck, maybe whales spotted). Final stop is the new GeoSea baths, located in a scenic spot on top of the cliffs, where we bid 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).
Availability: all year round.
Departure point: Travel North office.
Departure time: 2:00 p.m. On request, tours available at different times.
Tour duration: 1+ hours (+ time for bathing and optional visit of a museum).
Included: local English-speaking guide for the duration of the tour, admission to the GeoSea Geothermal Sea Baths.
Group size: minimum number of participant is 2, maximum number of participant is 25.
Please note: distance walked during the tour is approx. 4km, on easy and mainly flat terrain, with a short and easy climb to reach the baths.
Bookings: for scheduled departures, please use the form below. For other departures, please contact us.