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 […]

New Direct Flights from Akureyri Airport to Six Exciting Destinations in 2023

A view of the town of Akureyri

Akureyri Airport has announced that it will offer direct flights to six new destinations starting in 2023, making it the largest selection of destinations available for direct flights from the airport. In addition, travel agencies are offering package tours to some of these destinations. Niceair, Condor, and Edelweiss are the airlines that will offer flights […]

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 […]

Voigt Travel offers 10 departures to northern Iceland this winter

The first international flight of the winter landed at Akureyri Airport today. The tours are sold by Voigt Travel in the Netherlands, but the airline Transavia handles the flight. Flights from Amsterdam will be on Fridays and Mondays for the next 5 weeks, a total of 10 flights in total. Voigt Travel started charter flights […]

Reykjavík’s main Shopping Street like a ghost town

Numerous buildings or spaces that used to house stores on Reykjavík’s main Shopping Street Laugavegur have been deserted, Iceland Monitor reports. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of stores have closed, either temporarily or permanently. Iceland Monitor reports that when photographer Kristinn Magnússon walked down Laugavegur last week, from Hlemmur square to […]

Visit Húsavík app launched on Android and iOS

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 […]

Agnes Árnadóttir awarded Wista Leadership Award by Prime Minister of Norway

Húsavík’s Agnes Árnadottir was awarded the Wista Norway Leadership Award by the Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg yesterday. Agnes is the Co-founder and CEO of Brim Explorer, a company that provides ocean excursions without noise or pollution on board silent hybrid-electric ships in northern Norway. In her speech, Prime Minister Solberg shared her experience […]

Six municipalities receive government support after collapse in tourism

Lake Mývatn near Húsavík

Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Minister of Transport and Local Government, yesterday presented the government’splan of ISK 150 million in funding for six municipalities due to the collapse of tourism following Covid-19. Skútustaðahreppur, home of popular tourist destination Lake Mývatn, receives 32 million króna. The lake is only a 45 minute drive from Húsvík. The municipalities of […]

A record number of Icelanders have visited Húsavík this summer

While Iceland has seen an enormous decrease in number of foreign travelers this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the people of Iceland have taken to the roads to explore their home country this summer. Húsavík has been one of the hottest destinations this summer, after the release of the Eurovision film, and with a […]

Opinion: How Iceland could come stronger out of the Covid-19 crisis

OPINION | Like most countries around the world, Iceland is now preparing for a big drop in tourism in coming months and years. Tourism has over the last 10 years become Iceland’s largest trade and our top source of national income, so we stand to lose a lot if things go as most experts have […]