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The Husavik Whale Museum, Husavik

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Natural History Museum Educational Site
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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  • The greatest thing in there is the skeleton of the Blue Whale. The saddest thing is the film footage of them hunting and cutting up a whale.  more »
  • A trip to the Museum after the ride at sea: perfect to enter into and to learn more about the whales. A few spectacular skeletons
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  • In this museum you will find exposed through simple signs the history of Whaling, not only in Iceland. If you are passionate about Moby Dick can't just lose it. Also, the skeletons of a blue whale, a sperm whale and a whale will give you an idea of the size and JAWS prodigious of these wonderful inhabitants of the deep. I now know the difference between a "blue whale", a "fin whale" and a "hampback" ... and sorry if it shortly!
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  • Loved the narwhale skeleton (and the blue whale skeleton). The rest of the museum seems like a middle school diorama. Possibly worth it if you have small children who are really into whales, otherwise I'd skip it.
  • Saying it was a Whale of a good time is too easy because it was more. Still a museum with an exit through the gift shop. WHICH has less retail price mark up because of its non profit business model. PLEASE VISIT!!!
  • A must visit for those who are also doing whale watching in Husavik, I learnt so much about whales!
  • Excellent displays, very informative for all ages ! Perfect to prepare the trip to spot the living creatures afterwards... if you're lucky !
  • Great display. A place for the hole family.

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Where to stay in Husavik

The many visitors that flock to Husavik can choose from a wide range of accommodation options. Hotels and guesthouses tend to be located near the harbor, providing picturesque views and proximity to much of the city's activity. Cottages and campgrounds lie in the outskirts and are often more economical, particularly for large groups or those planning a lengthy stay. These more rural lodgings also have the advantage of being just a stone’s throw away from hiking paths and other outdoor adventures.
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