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Things to do in Husavik, Iceland

By Philippa Burne, UK, July 2012

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It’s possible that whales actually outnumber people in Husavik.

This small fishing village on the northwest coast of Iceland has a population of just over 2,000. Skjalfandi Bay, on the shores of which the city is located, is renowned for the large population of whales which regularly pop in to visit and live in large numbers in the ocean off this coast.

Husavik was one of the first places the Vikings stopped and stayed in around 870 AD. Since then the town has survived on fishing but these days the main industry is tourism, thanks to all those whales also brought here by the plentiful fish which feed them.

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