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Hsavk

Hsavk, Iceland
Town seal

Location in Iceland
CountySuur-ingeyjarssla
ConstituencyNortheast
Area 270 km² ( 104.25mi²)
Population
Total (2003)
Density

2,453
9.09/km
Postal codes640
Latitude
Longitude
6603'N
1719'W
Municipal website

Hsavk is a small town in the north of Iceland at the shore of Skjlfandi bay.

The income of the inhabitants comes from tourism and fishing as well as shops and small industry.

Hsavk has become a center of whale watching in the north, because whales of different species are often entering the fjord.

The history of the town is interesting, too. The first viking staying for a longer time on the island passed the winter here. This was the Swedish viking Garar Svavarson who gave the island the name Gararsholmur. A monument near the schoolhouse remembers him.

The church of the town is also worth looking at. It dates from the 19th century.

The region of Mvatn with its interesting volcanoes is not very far. therefore, Hsavk is also exporting silica.

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Municipalities of Iceland (population over 2000)
Reykjavk | Kpavogur | Hafnarfjrur | Akureyri | Reykjanesbr | Mosfellsbr | rborg | Akranes | Seltjarnarnes | Vestmannaeyjar | Skagafjrur | safjrur | Fjarabygg | Borgarbygg | Hsavk | Grindavk | Hornafjrur | Austur-Hra | Dalvkurbygg |