Is the Icelandic Town Húsavík from “Eurovision” a Real Place?

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Netflix’s latest hit comedy Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga follows the journey of two friends from the small Icelandic town of Húsavík trying to win the Eurosong—but is their cozy home town a real place you can find on a map?

Eurovision made several factual mistakes, but it got one thing right—Húsavík is a real place, located on the north coast of Iceland. It’s situated on the shores of Skjálfandi bay, and it’s just as picturesque as the city makes it out to be.

It would be unfair to say that Netflix’s new film put Húsavík on the map since it’s been a popular tourist destination long before it. It’s one of Iceland’s prime whale-watching spots and even houses its own whale museum.

The list of popular attractions in this charming fishing village also includes Húsavík Church and the Exploration Museum. If you’re in the mood for a road trip, you can visit some of the breathtaking nearby attractions, such as Jökulsárgljúfur National Park and the canyon of Ásbyrgi.