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The Husavik Whale Museum, Husavik

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Natural History Museum
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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  • Lovely museum. Helpful chap on reception. £15 pp to get in. Free coffee inside. Incredible skeletons of whales on display, very informative. Kids loved it.  more »
  • I have come to the museums several times but not for 2 years now and I enjoyed having plenty of time to explore it once more. The collection of bones is fantastic and very good information are given t...  more »
  • When going to Husavik you should definitely not miss this. Lots of whale skeletons in full size, stories of whale hunters, educational stuff and a good sovernir shop.  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.