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Husavik receives an Oscar nomination

The story of Fire Saga, and now – possibly an Oscar? Today, the nominations for the 2021 Academy Awards were revealed. On the list is a familiar name for Icelanders, as the song named „Husavik“ after the town in North Iceland received a nomination for Best Original Song. The song from the move Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga has lifted the spirits of the locals from Húsavík and triggered interest from travellers all over the world, who look forward to visiting to this small and beautiful town in the future.

Known as the whale capital of Iceland, Húsavík offers amazing whale watching tours, a whale museum, local food and beverages, the GeoSea baths and acommodation of all types. Read more about Húsavík here.

Recently, the locals have been pushing for this nomination. The only Óskar in town is looking forward to getting a new and shiny Oscar to the town.


North Iceland

Towns & Villages

Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

Explore map with pictures

Map Akureyri Eyjafjarðarsveit Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri