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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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  • We didn't have time for a whale watching tour but did stop at the Whale Museum for about 30 minutes. It was great! So much information about whales and so many skeletons so you could really picture th...  more »
  • My husband and I needed to pass some time while waiting for our whale watching tour and this was the perfect spot. The exhibits go on and on - all very interesting. The staff was extremely friendly to...  more »
  • Our stop in Husavik gave us both sun and rain, and when the latter came we visited the wonderful whale museum. Don't let the outside of the building scare you away; it is definitely worth a visit. You...  more »
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  • 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!!!
  • 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.
  • Nice place to visit before or after whale watching or just to visit 😁
  • 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.