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The GeoSea sea baths enable you to enjoy nature in a unique manner. Thanks to the underground heat, the seawater in the baths is warm and comfortable and the mineral-rich water will caress your skin. While the warm sea works its miracles, you can enjoy the view of the mountain range to the west, Skjalfandi Bay beneath the cliffs and the Arctic Circle itself on the horizon.

For centuries, the geothermal heat north of Húsavík has been known to residents, who have utilized it for bathing and washing. Drilling for hot water at Húsavíkurhöfði in the mid-20th century revealed water that turned out to be hot seawater, too rich in minerals to be suitable for heating houses.

Instead of letting this hot water go to waste, an old cheese barrel was installed at Húsavíkurhöfði. There, Húsavík residents could enjoy the health benefits of bathing in hot seawater. Those suffering from skin conditions such as psoriasis have found relief by bathing in the water, which is at an optimal temperature of 38°-39°C.

The town of Húsavík sits on the eastern shore of Skjálfandaflói (Shaky Bay), known around the world for its rich wildlife and variety of whales. Húsavík is the largest town in Northeast Iceland and a center of commerce and services. It is the site of the first house built in Iceland, in the year 860, by Swedish Viking Garðar Svavarsson.

Húsavík is conveniently located for day trips to most of the major attractions in Iceland. From Húsavík it is less than an hour's drive to Lake Mývatn, Ásbyrgi Canyon, Krafla Caldera and Goðafoss Falls.

Opening hours

Weekdays: Saturdays: Sundays:
Summer: 09:00-24:00 09:00-24:00 09:00-24:00
Winter: 12:00-22:00 12:00-22:00 12:00-22:00

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GeoSea

Vitaslóð 1

GPS Points N66° 3' 8.834" W17° 21' 40.744"
Telephone

+354 464-1210

Website www.geosea.is
Opening period All year
Categories Geothermal baths

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  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3903
Myvatn Road Guesthouse
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  • Hrísateigur 2, Reykjahverfi
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 463-3399
Árbót HI Hostel
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  • Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3677, 894-6477
Guesthouse Sigtún
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  • Túngata 13
  • 640 Húsavík
  • 464-0255, 864-0250
Apartment Grundargardur 6
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  • Grundargarður 6
  • 640 Húsavík
  • 461-2277, 699-4388, 868-0886
Tungulending Guesthouse
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  • Tungulending
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 896-6948
Húsavík Hostel
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  • Laugarbrekka 16
  • 640 Húsavík
  • 463-3399
Garður Horse Farm
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  • Aðaldal
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3569, 862-4080
Höfði Guesthouse
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  • Héðinsbraut 11
  • 640 Húsavík
  • 852-0010
Berg HI Hostel
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  • Sandur, Aðaldal
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3777, 894-6477
Barð - Ferðafélag Húsavíkur/ITA
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Háagerði 10
  • 640 Húsavík
  • 464-2072, 464-1610
History and Culture
23.35 km
Folk Museum at Manarbakki

The Minjasafnið Museum at Mánárbakki was opened on 18 June 1995 in Þórshamar, a building which was transported from Húsavík to Mánárbakki. The premises have now been extended, and a three gabled farm house built. This new building, called Lækjarbakki, now contains the exhibits which, due to lack of space, could not be housed at Þórshamar.

The museum is open daily from 10 June to 31 August, and by arrangement outside these hours of business.

History and Culture
1.66 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
20.26 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
1.93 km
The Museum House in Husavik

On the main floor of the Culture House in Húsavík the new exhibition Man and Nature - 100 years in Þingeyjarsýsla, aims to provide insight into man´s relationship with nature in this region in the period 18250-1950, and the subsistence farming that was practised at that time, so that each farmstead was largely self-sufficient.
The maritime is on the Ground floor. It opened in 2002, in a new pyramidal unit. The exhibition includes a large number of boats, many of them built in Húsavík, as well as Hrafninn (the Raven), a gift from Norway to the community of Húsavík to mark the 1100th anniversary of the settlement of Iceland in 1974.
The exhibition also includes a wide variety of fishing gear, equipment and tools whcich were used in the fisheries, as well as in seal-hunting and shark-fishing. Films can be viewed.

History and Culture
5.34 km
The whale museum

The main aim of the Whale Museum is to provide knowledge and information about whales and their habitat. The 1,600 m2 exhibition area houses the skeletons of various species of whale and attractively presented data on this, the largest animal on earth. A truly informative and interesting museum for all the family.

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 Hrafnagil 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