The Húsavík Whale Museum, Husavik

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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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  • After our whale watching trip we thought we’d pop in and glad we did. Not least because the trip entitled us to a discount Very informative exhibition. Mixture of exhibits photos and skeletons Blue wh...  more »
  • With ticket of whale watching tours you will receive 20% discount on the ticket. Thus, we paid 3000ISK for 2 adults. Coffee, water at the Museum included. It was very informative, beautifully constructed and recommended for young and old.
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  • Very informative and excellent opportunity to appreciate the size of whales up close... Perfect match to a whale watching trip.
  • Wonderful and interesting museum - liked it a lot. It offers much informations on whales, whale hunting and whale supporting. And many many bones of whales, some can even be touched. Also a video about whales is shown. Definitely a must see - especially with kids. They will like it too - and if not they have a play area where they can spend time. In the front you have a souvenir shop.
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