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The Husavik Whale Museum

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Well worth an hour or two

What a perfect way to spend a bit of time on a cold wet summers afternoon! We’d been blessed with... read more

Reviewed today
Kay G
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Lots more thank expected

We were surprised by the museum! Very interesting Place with lots kg information. Recomended... read more

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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 today via mobile

What a perfect way to spend a bit of time on a cold wet summers afternoon! We’d been blessed with great weather for the first week of our trip, so I suppose we were overdue some cold and wet..... after our boat trip in the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We were surprised by the museum! Very interesting Place with lots kg information. Recomended! Expanplanation in many languages.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Carolin B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Whale Museum is a small but informative museum with one of 2 Blue Whale skeletons in Europe! (The other being in the London Natural History Museum). The museum covers whales, their evolution, their hunting and conservation.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative museum which has been well curated. There are about 30 carcasses of different whale species. Each has a sad story as to how it beached, but I liked that this showed that they had once been living animals rather than bones. Interesting to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the museum. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit here. All the best, The Húsavík Whale Museum team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful museum! Very informative and well laid out. The skeletons were impressive and the video of the humpback whales was beautiful. There was even a little cosy seating area with sofas where you could help yourself to coffee (donation based). 20% off entrance...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ElaineQPR
HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Whale thank you very much for your kind words. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the visit. All the best, The Húsavík Whale Museum staff

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is very nice and offers a lot of information about whales. Some years ago a complete skeleton of a 23m long blue whale was added to the exhibition. Amazing!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank franzbosch
HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are happy to thear that you enjoyed the visit. Kind regards, The Húsavík Whale Museum team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant little museum with everything you’d want to know about whales. Highlight are the full skeletons, including a blue which was just incredible. Great to learn all about the whales before going on the boat trip. Nice gift shop and a cute seating area serving...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed it. Kind regards, The Húsavík Whale Museum team

Reviewed May 1, 2019

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 consequences in almost depleting some of the species up to todays protection. All the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2019

Thank you for reviewing the Húsavík Whale Museum. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the visit. Kind regards, The Húsavík Whale Museum staff

Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

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 visiting, and I learned a lot and was impressed by the museum’s commitment to whales and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2019

Thank you for reviewing the Húsavík Whale Museum. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the visit. Kind regards, The Húsavík Whale Museum staff

Reviewed April 28, 2019

Though not huge by any means, this museum offers the visitor a rich portfolio of documentation, photographs and artefacts on the world's largest mammal. Very child friendly with a separate room where children can learn about whales through play and visual education, it is definitely...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2019

Thank you for reviewing the Húsavík Whale Museum. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the visit. Kind regards, The Húsavík Whale Museum staff

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MinLynStew
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This is a museum and not a hotel.
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