With a population of over 2500, Husavik is the main town of Northeast Iceland. It has a picturesque harbour and snow capped peaks.
It is a typical Icelandic town and is known as an award winning whale-watching venue. The area of Husavik is a cetacean paradise. Seeing whales during the season is almost certain. Whales likely to be seen include the Minke Whales, Humpback Whales, Fin Whales, Sei Whales, Orcas, Dolphins and harbour porpoises. The whale watcher boat makes 4 journeys a day, which last for 2 - 3 hours.
Husavik is small but has almost all services including banks and a post office as well as a good choice of cafes and restaurants. Husaviks best dining is set around the harbour. These are mid-range and are awarded for their tasty pan fried haddock and juicy lobster tails.
A nearby attraction is the Jokulsargljufar National Park. Iceland's second largest river (Jokulsa a Fjollum) runs through the park and also flows through the massive Jokulsargljufur, a canyon which is 120 meters deep and 500 meters wide in places, forming several exceptional waterfalls and rock formations.