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Getting There

Húsavík is on Route 85, 92km (57 miles) from Akureyri, 54km (34 miles) from Mývatn, and 65km (40 miles) from Ásbyrgi in Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. The only car rental agency in town is Húsavík Car Rental, Garðarsbraut 66 (tel. 464-2500; b.h@simnet.is).

Trex (tel. 587-6000; www.trex.is) connects Akureyri and Húsavík by bus year-round. From June to August three buses depart each weekday, and two each Saturday and Sunday. For the rest of the year, Trex runs four buses each week day, one Saturday, and two Sunday. The trip is 75 minutes and costs 2,300kr ($37/£18). Another bus connects Húsavik to Þórshöfn on weekdays year-round, via Ásbyrgi, Kópasker, and Raufarhöfn.

SBA Norðurleið (tel. 550-0700; www.sba.is) has a bus from Akureyri to Dettifoss and back daily from mid-June through August, stopping at Húsavík and Ásbyrgi; the cost is 5,400kr ($86/£43) one way. From Dettifoss a connecting bus goes on to Mývatn (2,100kr/$34/£17), and another bus connects Mývatn and Húsavík twice daily (1,800kr/$29/£14).

SBA also provides day tours of Húsavík from Akureyri and Mývatn, including a whale-watching tour. The day trip from Akureyri costs 7,200kr ($115/£58) in high season, 1,000kr ($16/£8) less than buying bus tickets and a whale-watching tour independently. Another tour from Akureyri crams Mývatn and a Húsavík whale-watching tour into one 9-hour trip for 8,500kr ($136/£68).

Visitor Information

Húsavík's tourist office, Garðarsbraut 5 (tel. 464-4300; www.markthing.is; June-Sept Mon-Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm), is on the main street in the center of town and can assist with finding accommodations.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.