The Húsavík Whale Museum, Husavik

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Go to The Húsavík Whale Museum to learn about whales, their ecosystems, and Iceland's special relationship with these creatures. Starting off as a small hotel exhibit in 1997, this museum has gained in popularity and expanded into its own non-profit organization. The museum's main goal is to raise awareness of whale species and their environment through education. The site's research has received international attention and inspired a volunteer program. Start on the lower floors where you'll find marine ecosystems, especially in relation to Icelandic whales. Go on to watch a documentary about the issue of whaling. On the upper floors nine whale skeletons include a minke, humpback, and orca. If you've been on a whale watch, bring your ticket for a discount to the museum. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to The Húsavík Whale Museum by using our Husavik trip planner.
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  • We'd read about the Husavik Whale Museum in one of our guide books and were very glad that we visited. Great detail on all of the information boards and easy to read too. The array of specimens on... 
    We'd read about the Husavik Whale Museum in one of our guide books and were very glad that we visited. Great detail on all of the information boards and easy to read too. The array of specimens on...  more »
  • Excellent museum concerning whales - lots of detailed information. Staff very kind. Entry fee fair, and discounted if you present a ticket purchased for a whale watching tour. Toilets and gift shop... 
    Excellent museum concerning whales - lots of detailed information. Staff very kind. Entry fee fair, and discounted if you present a ticket purchased for a whale watching tour. Toilets and gift shop...  more »
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  • Lovely place for families. I really like the skeleton of the whale - it a show you how strong this creatures
  • Awesome and honest history of whales in Iceland. There is a lot of information and it might not be for younger people. Whales and whaling is a big part of icelandic history so this is a must. The staff are so so nice and friendly and informative and their gift shop has tons of items not found elsewhere to really remember your time by. A smaller museum that takes about an hour-1.5 hours to thoroughly enjoy.

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