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The Husavik Whale Museum

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Hafnarstett 1, Husavik 640, Iceland
+354 414 2800
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Essential and complimentary to whale watching

Located at the harbour, received a reduction due to whale watching tickets. Coffee included. Good... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
CecilGgibley
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Fun and Educational

Great place to go with kids and Adults as well. Life sized models with lots of educational info... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
REN6691
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Palm Beach, Florida
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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 purpose is to educate the public about whales, with emphasis on the species occurring in the North Atlantic. The exhibition provides informative and attractive displays that have the capacity to raise awareness about cetaceans and their environment. The scientific component includes an introduction to the museum’s research, which has been expanding since 2001 and now includes international collaborations and publications. The museum was acknowledged as an educational facility by the Icelandic Ministry of Education in 2007.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hafnarstett 1, Husavik 640, Iceland
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"blue whale skeleton"
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"free coffee"
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"whale watching tour"
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"whale bones"
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"different species"
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"whaling history"
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"on display"
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"whale hunting"
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"interesting displays"
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"nice gift shop"
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"detailed information"
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"life size"
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"interesting place"
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"couple of hours"
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"icelandic culture"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Located at the harbour, received a reduction due to whale watching tickets. Coffee included. Good general clarification about whales with various skeletons (natural deaths). Educational and done well.

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Husavik_WM, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Iceland. Kind regards, The Húsavík Whale Museum Staff

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to go with kids and Adults as well. Life sized models with lots of educational info. Well worth going.

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Husavik_WM, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Iceland. Kind regards, The Húsavík Whale Museum Staff

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Wanna see the skeleton of a blue whale? Or learn about the whaling industri? The museum is a must in Husavik! Very friendly staff!

Thank Carl G
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HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We are happy you enjoyed your visit, and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Iceland. Kind regards, The Húsavík Whale Museum Staff

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I spent over two hours in the museum. All sorts of interesting information about the whales. A couple of good videos too. Don't miss this. Staff was great.

Thank mafischl
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HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We are happy you enjoyed your visit, and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Iceland. Kind regards, The Húsavík Whale Museum Staff

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

we received discount tickets for the entrance fee for the museum - inside they have a made up huge whale skeleton which is amazing to see in real! it is sad to read about all of the stories about whaling, but there is so much...More

Thank DeannaBanana3011
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HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We are happy you enjoyed your visit, and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Iceland. Kind regards, The Húsavík Whale Museum Staff

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Lots of interesing information with very impressive whale skeletons. It is a relaxing place to visit and to take time to learn more about whales and the whaling industry. Valdimar, the managing director was very polite and kindly let me keep my small back pack...More

Thank Icey52
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HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We are happy you enjoyed your visit, and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Iceland. Kind regards, The Húsavík Whale Museum Staff

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

This museum is located just in the harbor. Do not miss a very good documentary movie lasting about 1,5 hour. It's a perfect addition to your whale watching tour. The exposition is also very interesting and you even can have a cup of coffee for...More

Thank shumasha
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HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We are happy you enjoyed your visit, and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Iceland. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our free coffee as well. Kind regards, The Húsavík Whale...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Húsavik is known for its whale watching cruises, so a visit to the whale museum is well worth while. Allow about 1 to 1.5 hours. Displays and video provide a wealth of information about whales and whaling.

Thank mountainoutin
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HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We are happy you enjoyed your visit, and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Iceland. Kind regards, The Húsavík Whale Museum Staff

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

A hugely informative museum, which even includes a complete Blue Whale skeleton. The building is unique and the displays are well done. There's even a little reading lounge with free coffee. It was a great place to kill some time while waiting for our whale...More

Thank Shelley J
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HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We are happy you enjoyed your visit, and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Iceland. Kind regards, The Húsavík Whale Museum Staff

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

We enjoyed our whale watching trip and then spent a couple of hours in the museum learning about the different species of whales. We had a great time and could of stayed longer but the museum was closing! Lovely place for all ages.

Thank BeckyJA93
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HusavikWhaleMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Husavik Whale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We are happy you enjoyed your visit, and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Iceland. Kind regards, The Húsavík Whale Museum Staff

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