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Húsavíkurkirkja (1907)
24-JUL-2013 Dick Keely

Húsavíkurkirkja (1907)

Husavik, Northern Iceland

Húsavík is a town in Norđurţing municipality on the north coast of Iceland on the shores of Skjálfandi bay with 2,237 inhabitants.
The most famous landmark of the town is the wooden church Húsavíkurkirkja, built in 1907.
Income is derived from tourism and fishing, as well as retail and small industry.
Until recently, Húsavík was the export harbour for silica that was extracted from nearby lake Mývatn.
According to the Landnámabók ("Book of Settlement"), Húsavík was the first place in Iceland to be settled by a Norse man.
The Swedish Viking Garđar Svavarsson stayed there for one winter around 870 A.D.
The name of the town means "bay of houses" which probably refers to Garđar's homestead, which may have been the only houses then in Iceland.

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Patrick F27-Mar-2014 11:22
Beautiful, perfect compo and great light!!!! V+++++++++
(2 days after my visit in Husavik)!!! It's Funny!!!!
Milan Vogrin30-Aug-2013 20:50
Beautiful! V!
Martin Lamoon21-Aug-2013 19:28
Wonderful church, so well maintained, like the people in the shot. v
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