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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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  • Took me crew to the original whale museum in the whale watching capital of Iceland. We had the honor of being welcomed by the directors telling us the history of this remarkable place. 
  • Well worth a visit and a ´must do´ whilst in Husavik. A lot of good and interesting information suitable for all ages. 
  • The Museum is very informative, the visit is complete without being too long, and specimens of skeletons are worth the trip alone, especially to realize the size of cetaceans! All completed is a little history of Whaling to get around the issue.
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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.