Húsavík is a small village of 2300 people in the remote northeast of Iceland.Nestled snugly between Husavik Mountain and Shaky Bay, in the winter it becomes a cosy haven of peace and solace, with frozen lakes, metre long icicles hanging off the cliffs and northern lights visible at night. In the summer months, it becomes a hive of activity, with Humpback and Minke Whales both easily visible on the popular whale-watching trips and a vibrant transient population of tourists, guides and researchers.

Many of the whale-watching tours use old wooden boats, which combined with the old architecture make the harbour a picturesque centrepiece for the village. Along the surrounding coast are beautiful black sand beaches, and at the peak of the summer, up on the cliffs, whales can be seen with the naked eye.