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The Husavik Whale Museum, Husavik
(4.4/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
Go to The Husavik Whale Museum to learn about whales, their ecosystems, and Iceland's special relationship with these creatures. Starting off as a small hotel exhibit in 1977, 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. Make The Husavik Whale Museum a centerpiece of your Husavik vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Husavik vacation builder.
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  • During a visit to Northeast Iceland we did stop in the village of Husavik, known for organized tours for whale watching. The Museum is beautiful and tells the world of whales with the history of hunting practiced in Iceland and the search for the precious oil. To report some huge skeletons and many archive images. Very good experience, modern Museum and well structured.
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  • As our primary reason for visiting Iceland in the winter was to see the Northern Lights, the end of November and the available daylight hours don't lend themselves to whale watches. If you do find you...  more »
  • It is a very worth seeing and learning Museum that offers something for all ages. In addition to the factual information there is not only a small sitting area for reading and coffee drink, but also a play area for children. The rooms are superbly furnished and well prepared whale skeletons of course a highlight! :)
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  • We visited this museum on an excursion for a whaling trip. It does not seem a very large building from the outside but there is an amazing amount of exhibits packed inside. There is lots to see, a corner especially for children and a gift/souvenir shop and toilets. There was also a section where you could sit down and have a cup of coffee and study the books they had there on whales and whaling. I don't know the admission cost as it was part of our excursion ,but we thought an excellent place to visit.
  • Brilliant very educational. You see lots of real-size whale skeletons
  • Spent an hour there with family 17, 20 year olds plus parents great info and displays.
  • Wonderful museum
  • The best meal we had in Iceland. Kind and swift service.