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Húsavík - The hometown of Fire Saga and Eurovision

Húsavík - The hometown of Fire Saga and Eurovision
Will Ferrel and Rachel McAdams making snow angels in Húsavík

Netflix's newest comedy, Eurovision Song Contest: The story of Fire Saga, is about a band that dreams of winning the famous song contest. Iceland has never produced the winning song, but the band is hopeful that they can be the first Icelanders to do so. Born in Húsavík in North Iceland, the characters called Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Eriksdottir, surprisingly make it all the way to the contest with a little help from the elves. 

Húsavík plays a large part in the film, with it's beautiful landscape and the magnificent Skjálfandi bay where the whales live - and as it says in the song, it's because the people from Húsavík are gentle people. If you visit Húsavík we recommend taking the Fire and Saga Tour. The film showcases this well, and the Northern lights as well. In North Iceland, there is a 95% chance of seeing the Northern lights if you stay for 5 or more nights.

Click here to read more about Húsavík.

Whales often Breach during whale watching tours

Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams portray Lars and Sigrit, with Pierce Brosnan as the father of Lars and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson as the head of the Icelandic Broadcasting Company.

The most popular song from the movie is simply called Húsavík. It's a love song and also an ode to the hometown of Fire Saga. In part the lyrics are in Icelandic and roughly translated, they are about how the bands wants to be together in their hometown of Húsavík, where the northern lights burst out in colors and the whales can live, because the people of Húsavík are gentle people. This is all true - it's highly recommended that you visit this charming town, and many others as you discover the natural wonders of North Iceland.

Húsavík is on the Diamond Circle.

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