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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  • August 17, 2017
    If you are going to go hiking in the open sea you can't miss this Whale Museum: found footage, photographs and fossils of these mammals that will make you understand their history and the impact they have had in the daily life of Husavik. Costs: 16 euros per adult. Children are free of charge. Inside you will find a café for free offer. The shop inside offers souvenirs priced cheaper than the nearest shops: indulge!
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  • August 17, 2017
    I visited the whale museum in Husavik in May 2017. It displays the skeletons and drawings of many different whales, explaining the difference between them, how to recognise whales by means of their ta...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    If you're staying in or passing through town, and you've got half an hour free, worth a visit. Especially with children. Free drinks area. Teaches something but not really deep. Nice and not mandatory. On the northern side towards the harbour there is a fish and chips restaurant. Cheap and best. Huge portions.
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  • July 6, 2017
    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.
  • June 21, 2017
    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!!!
  • June 24, 2017
    A must visit for those who are also doing whale watching in Husavik, I learnt so much about whales!
  • April 16, 2017
    Excellent displays, very informative for all ages ! Perfect to prepare the trip to spot the living creatures afterwards... if you're lucky !
  • May 25, 2017
    Great display. A place for the hole family.

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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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