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Húsavík Ski Area

The skiing area at Húsavík is right on the town's doorstep. Reykjaheiði ridge provides excellent cross country skiing opportunities as does the area around the lake Botnsvatn and the lava fields of Aðaldalur. Snowboard enthusiasts, on the other hand, make for the highest slopes of Húsavík Mountain where the terraced gradients of Stallar provide them with a steep and challenging course. The ski lift at Skálamelur, which is within walking distance of the town, is a more suitable choice for children and beginners.

Húsavík Ski Area

Húsavíkurfjall

GPS Points N66° 2' 45.388" W17° 18' 12.884"
Telephone

464-6199

Opening period All year
Categories Winter adventure , Skiing

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Heiðarbær
Guesthouses
  • Reykjahverfi
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3903
Húsavík Green Hostel
Hostels
  • Vallholtsvegur 9
  • 640 Húsavík
  • 8660882
Kaldbaks-kot Cottages Husavik
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Kaldbakur
  • 640 Húsavík
  • 892-1744, 862-1504, 862-1504
Árbót HI Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3677, 894-6477
Höfði Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Héðinsbraut 11
  • 640 Húsavík
  • 852-0010
Hof - Ferðafélag Húsavíkur
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Hof
  • 640 Húsavík
  • 894-0872
Húsavík Hostel
Hostels
  • Höfði 24
  • 640 Húsavík
  • -
Nature
20.97 km
Tjörnes

Tjörnes is a stubby peninsula between Skjalfandi and Oxarfjord. Layers of fossil shells and lignite can be found on the coastal cliffs down from Ytri-Tunga farm on the western side of Tjornes. Colonies of puffins and other sea birds nest on the cliffs along the eastern coast.

History and Culture
5.31 km
The Þingeyjarsýsla District Museum

Byggðasafn S-Þing (The South Þingeyjarsýsla District Museum) is housed within the Safnahúsið at Húsavík and is to be found on the middle floor of the building. This exhibition is called "100 years of Life and Nature in Þingeyjarsýsla" and attempts to shed light on the interaction of man and nature. It is, therefore partly a natural history exhibition.
Opening times:
Summer: 1 June-31 August, daily 10:00-18:00.
Winter: 1 September-31 May, weekdays 10:00-16:00.

Nature
8.23 km
Botnsvatn Lake

Lake Botnsvatn has an area of 1,05 km². It is an oligotrophic lake situated approximately 130 meters above sea level, just southeast of Húsavík town.

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