Fragments of Childhood Visits to Húsavík Inspire Art Exhibition

The Safnahúsið Museum and Art Gallery in Húsavík welcomed art enthusiasts to the opening of “HÚSAVÍK ´87” this weekend. The exhibition showcasing remarkable creations of artist Inga Huld Tryggvadóttir, where she captures fragments of her childhood summer memories, spent with grandparents in Húsavík during the last 1980’s. Crafted from repurposed soda and beer cans, the […]

Pieta Organization opens Shelter in Húsavík

Húsavík witnessed a significant step in mental health care with the inauguration of a Pieta shelter, “Pietaskjól,” aimed at aiding individuals in crisis. The shelter, an extension of the renowned Pieta organization, was officially opened yesterday in a ceremony attended by local officials and representatives. Gunnhildur Ólafsdóttir, professional director of Pieta, highlighted the organization’s mission […]

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 […]

Signs of Activity Stir at Iceland’s Askja Volcano

Víti crater at Askja Volcano

Recent developments at Iceland’s Askja volcano have ignited both excitement and apprehension among experts as indicators of heightened volcanic activity emerge. Over the past two years, the land around Askja has risen by 70 cm, a telltale sign of a subterranean buildup of magma estimated at 20 million cubic meters. Geothermal lake Víti’s temperature surge […]

Fire Saga Special airs on Wiwibloggs and Húsavík Observer today

Today at 5 pm Visit Húsavík, Wiwibloggs, Húsavík Observer and the Eurovision Museum team up for a FIRE SAGA SPECIAL, a jam-packed show with all the Eurovision movie goodness you can handle. We’ll meet director David Dobkin, singer Molly Sandén, Orly Orlyson and Leonardo Piccione from the Eurovision Museum. The show is hosted by Orly […]

Gentle Giants and Ísfell Donate Clothing and Supplies to Children’s Home in Kolkata

Daniel presenting a gift to the children's home

Gentle Giants, a whale watching company, and Ísfell, a clothing store, both based in Húsavík, have made a generous donation to a children’s home in Kolkata, India. The gift, which includes Icelandic clothing, toys, and other supplies, was personally delivered by Daniel Annisius, the assistant manager of Gentle Giants, during his recent trip to Kolkata. […]

Kathy Sullivan receives Leif Erikson Award in Húsavík

Astronaut Kathy Sullivan has been awarded the Leif Erikson award, by the Exploration Museum in Húsavík. This is the 8th time the museum hosts the awards. In 1984 she became the first American woman to perform a spacewalk, at age 33 on October 11, 1984, on the first of her three flights into space. In […]

Rental prices on the rise in Húsavík

Rental prices in Húsavík have doubled in 10 years, according to a report from Gaumur, the sustainability project in Northeast Iceland. Rental prices have risen steadily since the beginning of Gaumur’s monitoring. In the initial year of monitoring, the average price per square meter was ISK 765. Between 2020 and 2021, the price per square […]

Hjálmar Bogi leads Progressive Party

The proposal of the nominating committee for the candidate list of The Progressive Party Framsókn for the upcoming local elections on 14 May was put to the vote at a party meeting on Saturday. The proposal was approved unanimously. The Progressive Party currently has three representatives out of nine in the local government, and has […]

New Airline will Revolutionize Tourism in Northern Iceland

TOURISM  A new airline is taking flight this summer. In what are hopefully the last weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic, this would count as big news in Iceland.  But what makes the announcement even more special is the location from where the new airline will be taking off.  The new airline Niceair will operate from […]