Húsavík Ski Area

The skiing area at Húsavík is right on the town's doorstep. Reykjaheiði ridge provides excellent cross country skiing opportunities as does the area around the lake Botnsvatn and the lava fields of Aðaldalur. Snowboard enthusiasts, on the other hand, make for the highest slopes of Húsavík Mountain where the terraced gradients of Stallar provide them with a steep and challenging course. The ski lift at Skálamelur, which is within walking distance of the town, is a more suitable choice for children and beginners.

Húsavík Ski Area

Húsavíkurfjall

GPS Points N66° 2' 45.388" W17° 18' 12.886"
Telephone

464-6199

Opening period All year
Categories Winter adventure , Skiing

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Árbót Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Aðaldalur
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3677, 894-6477
Apartment Grundargardur 6
Apartments
  • Grundargarður 6
  • 640 Húsavík
  • 461-2277, 699-4388, 868-0886
Barð - Ferðafélag Húsavíkur/ITA
Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Háagerði 10
  • 640 Húsavík
  • 464-2072, 464-1610
Myvatn Road Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Hrísateigur 2, Reykjahverfi
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 463-3399
Tungulending Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Tungulending
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 896-6948
Heiðarbær
Guesthouses
  • Reykjahverfi
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3903
Guesthouse Sigtún
Guesthouses
  • Túngata 13
  • 640 Húsavík
  • 464-0255, 864-0250
Höfði Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Héðinsbraut 11
  • 640 Húsavík
  • 852-0010
Private acc. Baldursbrekka 17
Bed & Breakfast
  • Baldursbrekka 17
  • 640 Húsavík
  • 464-1618, 863-4199
Húsavík Hostel
Hostels
  • Laugarbrekka 16
  • 640 Húsavík
  • 463-3399
Nature
20.97 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
5.57 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
5.31 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
6.03 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
24.24 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.

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