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The Husavik Whale Museum

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Hafnarstett 1, Husavik 640, Iceland
+354 414 2800
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A very interesting place.

There is so much information here about whales. The curator of the museum is an expert & he shares... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Anchorage, Alaska
Everything you ever wanted to know about whales and free coffee!

This is definitely the most extensive whale museum that we have ever been in. We learnt about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dan S
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Hafnarstett 1, Husavik 640, Iceland
+354 414 2800
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is so much information here about whales. The curator of the museum is an expert & he shares his knowledge & is very well spoken. So many things to see. Take some time to stop here.

Thank Linda7132907
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely the most extensive whale museum that we have ever been in. We learnt about these beautiful creatures and much of the Icelandic culture regarding them here along. The day we were there was cold and rainy, so the free coffee was definitely...More

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have seen whales in several places in the world and we know a little about them. It was not the first whale museum that we have seen, still it was very interesting and exciting to see the museum, the skeletons, the photos, film,.... Very...More

Thank iritv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a rainy day when there was not much else to do. We found it interesting and liked the movie they played as well. Kids didn't seem quite so interested.

Thank Cass155
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small museum has 9 authentic skeletons of whale species. Through illustrations, text and video, the exhibition provides detailed information about whales with emphasis on the species occurring in the North Atlantic. Very educational!

Thank JaneJ2010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whale museum has loads of information on the history of whaling in Iceland. They also have extensive information on the different types of whales in the North Atlantic. The real feature is the skeletons of the different types of whales found around Iceland. There’s...More

Thank thepetalpusher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum full of information, whale skeletons (up to 22m) and very interactive.. Super happy we went there :)

Thank Filip_Sostaric
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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
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6 July 2015|
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Response from JamesKMTan | Reviewed this property |
This is a museum and not a hotel.