Despite once being one of North Iceland’s truest hidden gems, the settlement of Húsavík has now been thrust into the global limelight thanks to its role in a new Netflix film. Nestled besides “Shaky Bay”, this town has everything one could want in a holiday destination: beautiful scenery, magnificent wildlife and plenty of fun activities. Read on to learn more about Húsavík in North Iceland.
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Today, Netflix premiered the movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams. With the actual Eurovision Song Contest cancelled this year, this new comedy will hopefully provide some consolation for die-hard fans of the competition.
Iceland promises incredible natural scenery, from tranquil glacier lagoons to black sand beaches. Guests can explore this otherworldly landscape by taking part in a range of exhilarating tour opportunities such as hiking, snorkelling, horseback riding and whale watching. With so much on offer, what are the very best things to see and do during your trip?
Sky Lagoon, a new oceanfront lagoon, is in construction and will open its doors to visitors in the spring of 2021.
Iceland has earned praise and headlines for its reaction to the new coronavirus. Its strategy of large-scale testing, tracing and isolating has proven effective so far. The country is now building on that experience to create a safe place for all who wish to visit by offering COVID-19 tests upon arrival.
I first visited Breiðafjörður’s Flatey island during the summer of last year, opting for a three-night stay in the hope of discovering just what makes this reclusive locale so special. Those looking to include a visit as part of their Iceland itinerary can reach Flatey by taking the Baldur ferry between Stykkishólmur in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Brjánslækur town in the Westfjords.
This weekend, Icelandic strongman, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, set a new world record in deadlift when he lifted 501kg (1,104lb).
Looking out my window, I see bare trees, people wearing thick coats, and a dark-grey sky. The snow just left the streets of Reykjavík last week, but you can see that the peaks of Mt. Esja are still bright white. It might not look like it, but today is the first day of summer.