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The Husavik Whale Museum, Husavik

Categories: Natural History Museums, Educational Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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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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  • I enjoyed this little museum much more than I thought I would. Excellent skeletons of whales I'd never even heard of! Reasonable entry price, with 20% off if you are also going whale watching. Good in...  read more »
  • Because of an unfortunate mix-up we had lost the whale watching tour and had to go with the one after and due to this reason we decided to go to this museum. Just a side note that a discount (I do not...  read more »
  • This little museum is well worth a stop and even a detour if it is not on your route. It packs in an enormous amount of information on whales of different types as well as full sized real skeletons of...  read more »
  • 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.
  • The best meal we had in Iceland. Kind and swift service.
  • Love it!! Take care of them Husavik!
  • Way better than I thought, it's huge on the inside, and has great exhibits
  • Same two whales over and over. We saw them more from the distance.
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