Go to The Húsavík Whale Museum to learn about whales, their ecosystems, and Iceland's special relationship with these creatures. Starting off as a small hotel exhibit in 1997, 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 Húsavík Whale Museum by using our Husavik trip planner.
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A very interesting and well done museum, the best I have seen in Iceland on whales. Very much recommended. more »
The whale museum is very interesting. They have a whole whale skeleton inside and the exhibition is done very well and you learn lot of different things. Some video footages are also available to... more »
We have visited a lot of museums (safn) in Iceland. In Husavik this is a must before or after doing your whale safari. Very nice and explainable display. more »
This is a great museum and I recommend you visit. They have a lot of information, many real skeletons from whales which wanted up and died on Iceland. There is a small lounge inside with free coffee and another room playing a movie about whales. There is also a kids room for younger ones.
Pretty cool! Not a large place, but has tons of info all over the place and the whale skeletons are definitely interesting. They could keep working to make their exhibits more modern, but I definitely learned things there.
Great museum with a lot of impressive skeletons (including a Blue Whale one, you wouldn't believe how big it is). The free coffee and the shop are also worth to mention. Above all, their employees: I lost my sunglasses there and they arranged a meeting back in Reykjavik so they could hand them back to me. Great people! Thanks again.
Very nice Place to visit! If you likes nature and its secrets, it's a good Place to Discover the underwater Life and history about Iceland
We honestly loved it! Amazing museum with so many information about whales. They also show movies about whales. It's cosy, small but really amazing. It's a must to visit!
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