One hundred and seven

Húsavík harbour

One of the first places to be settled by a Norse man, Húsavík is a lovely small town on the shores of Skjálfandi Bay on the northern coast of Iceland. The most famous landmark of the town is the wooden church, Húsavíkurkirkja, built in 1907.

According to the Landnámabók (“Book of Settlement”), The Swedish Viking Garðar Svavarsson settled around A.D. 870. When he left the island in spring of 870, after a winter’s stay, he left behind a man named Nattfari and two slaves, a man and a woman, who end up establishing a farm there. 

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