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Husavik receives an Oscar nomination

Husavik receives an Oscar nomination

The story of Fire Saga, and now – possibly an Oscar?
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Óskar for Húsavík!

Óskar for Húsavík!

For your consideration: An Óskar for Húsavík!
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Fine art photography at Hvalvík

Fine art photography at Hvalvík

Guðmann & Gyða set out for Hvalvík on Melrakkaslétta peninsula, to experiment with fine art photography.
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World-class heli-skiing in North Iceland

World-class heli-skiing in North Iceland

According to Forbes, Iceland is one of the most exciting places in the world to go heli-skiing.
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Grímsey: Our Wildlife Photography Secret

Grímsey: Our Wildlife Photography Secret

Guðmann&Gyða cross the Arctic Circle at Grímsey island in this week's video in our series, "Through an Icelander's eyes."
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Photography tips at Hvítserkur

Photography tips at Hvítserkur

In this video, Guðmann&Gyða share travel tips and photography tips. Their main focus is on the sea stack called Hvítserkur.
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The Crazy colors of Winter Photography

The Crazy colors of Winter Photography

Einar goes out to a location he has always wanted to shoot in winter. The vivid colors of the sky promise some awesome photos, with blue, yellow, gold, and even pink blending together against the white snow
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Will Ferrel and Rachel McAdams making snow angels in Húsavík

Húsavík - The hometown of Fire Saga and Eurovision

Húsavík playes a large part in Eurovision Song Contest: The story of Fire Saga, 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.
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The Yule Lads at Dimmuborgir Lake Mývatn area

13 Yule Lads live in Iceland

13 Yule Lads live in Iceland, the sons of the old trolls Grýla and Leppalúði. Grýla and Leppalúði keep a pet, a wicked cat, which may sometimes catch children. Grýla, who is big and formidable, was said to collect the naughty children in a sack and take them home to eat for Christmas dinner. If a child is naughty, Grýla finds out immediately. Grýla can´t lay her hands on good children.
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GeoSea tops the Time's list of Greatest places of 2019

GeoSea tops the Time's list of Greatest places of 2019

Last August, Time Magazine published its list of the Greatest Places of 2019. Ranging from places to visit, stay and eat&drink, the brand new geothermal sea baths at GeoSea in Húsavík, North Iceland tops the list of places to visit.
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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