Visit Húsavík has launched a new app with a handy travellers guide to the town of Húsavík. The app is the result of a summer project for students at the Húsavík Academic Center. The Visit Húsavík app is available for Android and iOS as of today.
In addition to providing information about entertainment and services in town, the app can also lead you on interesting hiking trails and a history walk around the town, with audio guidance. The app displays interesting places and the user can listen to a short story about each place. Users can open an interactive map and follow these routes through town.
It took the team ten weeks to complete the programing. Computer science student Sandra Björk Arnarsdóttir was the lead programmer and worked on it with Þórdís Alda Ólafsdóttir. Páll Hlíðar Svavarsson then gathered information and carried out the history walk in the app.
The app can be found by typing “Visit Húsavík” in Play or App Store.
Photo by Maarten Wijnants