Whales, Wheels, and Waves: Húsavík’s Newest Tourism Ventures Take Off

Húsavík is not only famed for its stunning landscapes, the whales of Skjálfandi Bay and the Eurovision movie, but also its burgeoning tourism industry. The town has witnessed the dawn of three exciting ventures, each poised to provide a fresh perspective on the region’s natural wonders.

Húsavík Jetski brings an adrenaline-charged dimension to exploration, offering visitors the opportunity to traverse the bay’s shimmering waters on high-speed jetskis. With the wind in their hair and the vast North Atlantic surrounding them, adventurers can immerse themselves in nature from an exhilarating perspective.

North E-Bike champions sustainability with their innovative electric mountain bikes, allowing riders to effortlessly explore the surrounding mountain terrain while leaving minimal environmental impact. The whir of the e-bike motors is harmoniously complemented by the whisper of the breeze through the unspoiled landscapes.

Friends of Moby Dick presents a profound connection to the ocean’s giants. Founded by Arnar Sigurðsson, a pioneer in Húsavík’s whale watching history, the company provides a unique opportunity to learn about and witness these majestic creatures up close. Guided by the wisdom of Arnar and his family, visitors are welcomed into a legacy of passion for marine life.

Orly Orlyson, director of Visit Húsavík, expressed his upbeat outlook for the travel sector: “With the remarkable success of 2022 and an exceptional 2023 season, we are filled with optimism for the future.”

With the addition of Friends of Moby Dick, Húsavík now boasts a total of five companies offering unforgettable whale watching experiences. As the tourism scene diversifies, Húsavík stands poised to captivate the hearts of travelers seeking both adventure and connection with nature.