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The Husavik Whale Museum, Husavik
(4.4/5 based on 380+ 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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  • A small museum but with a lot of facts about whales. Recommended before or after whale watching to get knowledge of the creatures seen.
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  • Definitely worth a visit! The Museum is somewhat small, but full of information and has exhibited wonderful whale skeletons. There is also a section with the birds which is very interesting.
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  • I absolutely LOVED this museum. One of my favorites in Iceland. Thy had lots of skeletons from whales that had been beached in various parts of the country, information on each whale, and plenty of ar...  more »
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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.