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The Husavik Whale Museum

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Hafnarstett 1, Husavik 640, Iceland
+354 414 2800
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Informative and nice small museum.

The museum is nice and has lots about the history and the whales. It has a interesting whale... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Eduardo L
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A Whale of a Place!

Seems small but gigantic in terms of information, and exhibits. There is an actual blue whale... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Hafnarstett 1, Husavik 640, Iceland
+354 414 2800
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum is nice and has lots about the history and the whales. It has a interesting whale skeleton collection! Nice gift shop and staff as well.

Thank Eduardo L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seems small but gigantic in terms of information, and exhibits. There is an actual blue whale skeleton inside. A lot of information with interesting visuals. A "touch-me" table (I love those) of whale bones, with a handy index. Whale art, whaling history, whale education (Icelandic...More

Thank TwinMamaNYC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were early for our trip so decided to visit the museum for an hour. What a treat. It was well presented, interesting and they provide fresh coffee for visitors.

Thank Bullens
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really interesting museum that caters for all ages. Particular highlights for us were the Blue Whale skeleton, the history of whaling in the region and the upper floor with all the whale skeletons. There is a lot more detail around all of this and...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Much better than I was expecting. Extensive collection of whale skeletons, well displayed, and good information about the different whale species with info boards in Icelandic, English, and German. Also interesting section on the history of whaling activities in Iceland focusing on both Icelandic policy...More

Thank Kazadilly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have a burning desire to know everything about whales, by all means, go. For 1,900 ISK (or $18), you get quite an education about them through video and interactive exhibits. I have to admit I only came in here because the wale watching...More

1  Thank Ed_Uyeshima
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of information, pictures, sounds, skeltons of common Icelandic cetaceans and the role their catch played for Icelandic people over the centuries. Small museum but very nice to see after the whale watching. Also there is free coffee :)

Thank yliharma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most people who travel all the way to Húsavík are there for the whale watching, and this fine museum is an excellent complement to a whale watching tour. Allow enough time to watch their films as well as seeing the exhibits. TIP: Go on a...More

Thank John_from_NM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let you be fooled by the outside of the museum. The building is an old slaughterhouse. Inside there is a modern museum that in a pedagogical way tells the history of whaling and describes the whale species in the Icelandic waters. It was one...More

Thank Svend L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of good info on each type of whale and a nice film to watch. Great interlude to a whale tour. 20% off with Salka whale watch tour which is very nice as well.

Thank Sheila T
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July 5, 2015|
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Response from JamesKMTan | Reviewed this property |
This is a museum and not a hotel.