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The Husavik Whale Museum

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great little museum

After our whale watching trip we thought we’d pop in and glad we did. Not least because the trip... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KatrinaN711
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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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Worth seeing, very informative!

After going on North Sailing's whale and puffin tour, we checked out this museum. Glad we did - the... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
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The Húsavík Whale Museum is a non-profit organization established in 1997. The Húsavík Whale Museum is situated in Húsavík, a small town in north east Iceland, on the shores of Skjálfandi Bay, just below the Arctic Circle at 66° N. The museum’s...more
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Hafnarstett 1, Husavik 640, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 whale quite something! And complimentary coffee to boot!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KatrinaN711
HusavikWhaleMuseum, Front Office Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Katrina Many thanks for the visit and taking your time to give us that great review. We are very proud of our museum and the work that has been done throughout the years. Best regards, Húsavík Whale Museum crew

Reviewed October 18, 2018

After going on North Sailing's whale and puffin tour, we checked out this museum. Glad we did - the whale specimens were impressive and the history of whaling very informative.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Elizabeth T
HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the whale museum. All the best, The Húsavík Whale Museum staff

Reviewed October 6, 2018

We were waiting for whale watching tour and walked into museum close by to kill time. What a great place to visit. Lots of whale skeleton along with tons of info regarding whales. Great stuff.

Date of experience: May 2018
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HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the visits. Hope you enjoyed the rest of Iceland. All the best, The Húsavík Whale Museum staff

Reviewed October 6, 2018

When whales are your mainstay, having a whale museum is a natural. This one is every well done and contains some interesting exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BigG-28
HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you for the positive feedback. We hope you had a great time in Iceland. All the best to you, The Húsavík Whale Museum staff

Reviewed October 5, 2018

It was a great place to get out of the weather, but who knew I would enjoy it so much?! Not only educational, the gift shop provided a gorgeous wool blanket that came home with me. Staff was very helpful as well. I recommend stopping...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sheila F
HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you for the positive feedback. We hope your new blanket will keep you warm this winter. All the best, The Húsavík Whale Museum staff

Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This museum is not that large and the biggest attraction is the blue whale skeleton and other skeletons they have both hanging from the ceiling and near the floor. For us, we have seen many whales and this was not very exciting or new at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Thank you for reviewing our museum. We are sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations, but of course size and price are all relative. We have a 1.600sqm show-space, with many different whale skeletons, an exhibition about the history of whaling in Iceland,...More

Reviewed September 30, 2018

Although this museum is not what I consider big they pack a lot into it. There are multiple whale skeletons, informative displays and audiovisual programs running. The blue whale skeleton is impressive to say the least. The museum has a gift shop and restrooms.

Date of experience: September 2018
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HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Thank you for the positive feedback. We are happy you enjoyed the visit. All the best, The Húsavík Whale Museum staff

Reviewed September 30, 2018

We are from New England that has a great whaling history, and this is one of the best whaling museums we have visited. I wish we had more time to spend at the museum as we were not able to watch all the movies in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Thank you for the positive feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the visit. Too bad you didn't have enough time to finish the documentary, but we hope you will visit us again in the future. All the best, The Húsavík Whale Museum staff

Reviewed September 30, 2018

So much information and very well organised. Amazing skeletons! One of the best museums I have ever visited.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Loes H
HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Thank you for reviewing our museum. We are pleased to hear that you had a great experience. We hope to see you again in the future. All the best, The Húsavík Whale Museum staff

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. The most special thing ahout it are all the whale sceletons from many different type of whales.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank gudrunst
HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2018

Thank you for reviewing the Húsavík Whale Museum. We are happy to hear that you had a good experience. All the best, The Húsavík Whale Museum staff

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