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Camping 66.12° north

Camping 66.12° north

Mánárbakki

GPS Points N66° 11' 54.445" W17° 6' 11.969"
Opening period 15/05 - 15/10
Categories Camping

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Husavik mini bus
Tour Operators
  • Garðarsbraut 79
  • 640 Húsavík
  • 898-9853
Húsavík Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Katlavellir
  • 640 Húsavík
  • 464-1000
The Husavik Sea-Angling Company
Tour Operators
  • Garðarsbraut 18
  • 640 Húsavík
  • 464-1500
Nature
2.91 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
23.06 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.

History and Culture
0.30 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
19.07 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.

History and Culture
23.32 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.

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