Husavik: the whale museum
Husavik was the northernmost point of our Islandtour. Like a lot of other tourists we were there for the Whales. So they changed one part of the harbour in a visitor meeting place. Lots of nice, small restaurants and souvenir shops......(others would say: trashy). And the wooden boats in the water wait for the whale hungry people, with their cameras already turned on.
We saw lots of Puffins and short before going back a group of playful dolphins. The hot chocolate and the bakery gave the excursion a touch of cosiness.
Also in this northern region lays GRENIVIK. Nobody comes to this place for whales. Gernivik is 100 km away from Husavik and 50 km from Akureyri. Because we had one day free for us we decided to make a trip high on horse.... better said: not so high on horse. Without an advance notification we went to this farm with the noble sounding name POLAR ESTAR. The boss received us with a friendly Swiss German. Anyway, each of us was sitting on a horse in less than a hour. The brown horse's name was Helena and she even hasn't lost her winter coat entirely in July. Helena “töltet” angelic. (Sorry couldn't find the english word for “tölten”. This is a gait, which only the icelandic horses can practise.) So, I fell in love immediately with this gentle horse. After the three hour trip the boss offered us hot tee and different sweets... mmmmmh, it was yummy. Really a insider tip.