The Husavik Whale Museum, Husavik

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to The Husavik Whale Museum by using our Husavik trip planner .
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  • Wanna see the skeleton of a blue whale? Or learn about the whaling industri? The museum is a must in Husavik! Very friendly staff!  more »
  • My wife and I spent over two hours in the museum. All sorts of interesting information about the whales. A couple of good videos too. Don't miss this. Staff was great.  more »
  • we received discount tickets for the entrance fee for the museum - inside they have a made up huge whale skeleton which is amazing to see in real! it is sad to read about all of the stories about whal...  more »
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  • Excellent place to learn about cetaceans and the research going on with them even as close as this bay. Beautiful displays, and even a nice little library to read more about this incredible creatures. Highly recommend it :)
  • This place was really impressive. First of all, to set your expectations, this is a really small, simple museum. It only contains a handful of rooms and can easily be completely covered in an hour. Even so, the star of the show is the whale bones on display and the images from around Iceland of different historical whale events. The bones are well presented and really interesting. When we were there, they had a blue whale skeleton which was amazing! I would highly recommend this after your inevitable whale watching trip.
  • Small but informative exhibit on evolution of whales, types of whales and their behavior, and the history of whaling in Iceland. I enjoyed the reconstructed bones of various beached whales on the upper level. It's interesting to see how small you are in comparison to a whale. You get a discount to the museum if you show your whale watching tour ticket.
  • Skeletons of whales you have never heard of as they live in the deeper ocean. Quite wonderful
  • 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.
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