The Húsavík Whale Museum, Husavik
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 .
The Húsavík Whale Museum Reviews
The museum presents whales as unique animals and their natural environment and living habits as well as humans attitude to them starting from early whaling, through massive industrial whaling and its ... more »
Lovely venue with lots of interesting information, very impressive exhibits (many genuine whale skeletons), very friendly and helpful manager. I feel like I didn’t know much about whales before visiti... more »
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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