Hotels & Accommodation in Husavik

Hotels & Accommodation in Husavik

Spend a night in a comfortable hotel or guesthouse in beautiful Husavik, the 'Whale Capital of Iceland'. Find your ideal place to stay while exploring the north of Iceland.

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Why stay in Husavik?

Nestled on the picturesque shores of Skjalfandi bay in Iceland, Husavik is a charming place to stay for travelers. Whether you're seeking a cozy bed and breakfast, a nice hotel, or a comfy guesthouse, Husavik has a variety of accommodations to suit every taste and budget.

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this coastal town, renowned for its breathtaking whale-watching opportunities. Many hotels in Husavik provide spectacular views of the bay, allowing you to wake up to the sight of majestic whales swimming in the pristine waters.

Husavik is also home to various dining options, with some hotels boasting on-site restaurants serving delicious local cuisine. Try some fresh seafood delicacies or savor traditional Icelandic dishes prepared with the finest ingredients.

Whether planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a solo adventure, you should be able to find what you're looking for in the town of Husavik. Book your room at Husavik today, on Iceland's largest travel marketplace.

Frequently asked questions

What part of Husavik should I stay in?

The best place to stay in Husavik is near the town center and harbor, from where it will be close to restaurants, shops, and tourist information. Husavik is a charming, small town offering a beautiful ocean view. By booking your stay, you can see what everyday life looks like in a fishing village in Iceland.

What is the best hotel in Husavik?

The best hotel in Husavik is the aptly named Fosshotel Husavik, with a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by over 500 travelers. This hotel is conveniently located in the town center of Husavik, with restaurants and cafés. The hotel also has its own whale-themed bistro, Moby Dick, where guests can enjoy themselves and try out adventurous dishes such as whale steak or a reindeer burger. Many room types are available, ranging from a Standard Single room to a Deluxe Family room that can host a family of four. Fosshotel Husavik is the perfect place to stay while exploring northeastern Iceland.

What is the best guesthouse in Husavik?

The best guesthouse in Husavik is Langavatn Guesthouse, rated 4.8 out of 5 stars from over 60 reviews. The guesthouse is nearby Langavatn Lake and offers comfortable accommodations and authentic Icelandic cuisine. The guesthouse features four bedrooms with a shared bathroom. Moreover, it has rustic cabins with private bathrooms. There's also a great restaurant on-site that offers meals featuring fresh local organic produce.

What are the best cottages in Husavik?

The best cottages in Husavik are the Einishus Cottages. Located on the farm of Einarsstadir in northeast Iceland, the cottages earned a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from over 30 reviews. The cottages come in two types: for two people and for four people. Moreover, they are equipped with hot tubs, free Wi-Fi, fully-equipped kitchens, TVs, and outdoor BBQs.

How do I get to Husavik?

There are several options to get to Husavik, which is located 280 miles (460 kilometers) from Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. The most convenient way, which also allows you to explore as you go, is to travel by rental car. You can pick your car up from the International Airport in Keflavik or your hotel in Reykjavik. Another option is to travel by plane from Reykjavik Airport to Akureyri and rent a car in Akureyri.

What should I do while I'm visiting Husavik?

It is highly recommended to head on a cruise to see whales in their natural environment. The waters surrounding Husavik are among Europe's best spots to admire these majestic animals. Most of the offered cruises have 100% sighting rates! You can also visit the Exploration Museum, the Husavik Museum, or the Husavik Whale Museum. Choose the latter if you are ready to be wowed by a complete blue whale skeleton.

Additionally, Husavik is an excellent location for exploring the large surroundings of North Iceland. Admire the magnificent Godafoss waterfall, stroll through Iceland's 'Capital of North Akureyri, or why not spend a day exploring the Trollaskagi peninsula? Going south, you will reach Lake Myvatn and its natural baths. If you travel even further, you will be greeted by the second-most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss.

Why is Husavik called the "Whale Capital of Iceland"?

Husavik is considered the best place in Iceland to see the gentle giants of the sea up close because of the rich feeding grounds for cetaceans in Skjalfandi bay. There are a variety of tours available, including a whale watching tour on an Icelandic oak boat and whale watching on a traditional sailboat.

Do hotels in Husavik offer free WiFi, parking and local breakfast?

Yes, free WiFi and free parking near the property are standard offers at Husavik hotels. Most places offer a breakfast buffet, with the price included in the reservation. Some hotels offer breakfast as an additional option, which is convenient for those planning a very early check-out.

Are there budget-friendly accommodation options in Husavik?

Yes, there are budget-friendly accommodations available in Husavik, including guesthouses and hostels that offer comfortable stays at affordable prices. The Oeskubbakki Cabin, for example, is a small cottage good for 2 to 4 persons at a good price and has a rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 from over 60 reviews.

What is the best time to book hotels in Husavik?

It is advisable to book hotels in Husavik in advance, especially during the high season (typically from June to August), to secure your preferred accommodation and dates.

Can I book accommodations in Husavik with a view of the northern lights?

Husavik is located in a prime spot for viewing the northern lights. Some hotels offer rooms with views or even wake-up call services to witness this mesmerizing natural phenomenon. The key is to get away from light pollution and get under the dark sky.
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