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The Husavik Whale Museum

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Hafnarstett 1, Husavik 640, Iceland
+354 414 2800
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Ideal addition to whale watching tour

This museum is located just in the harbor. Do not miss a very good documentary movie lasting about... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017

Húsavik is known for its whale watching cruises, so a visit to the whale museum is well worth... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Irvine, California
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Hafnarstett 1, Husavik 640, Iceland
+354 414 2800
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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
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
Reviewed 20 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
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
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Well preserved skeletons from multiple beached whales. Very educational and a lot of fun. A must see if you're in Husavik.

Thank VAPilot
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see the whole museum. We arrived one hour before closing & clearly got caught up in all of the information available – it was closing time before we knew it! I learned more about whales during my time there than...More

Thank Laurie L
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This makes you appreciate what you'll be seeing when you go out on a whale sighting boat. This is an extensive museum full of informative commentary, hands-on activities for young and old, sound effects, and a great video opportunity. The gift shop is well-stocked and...More

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Went to the museum before a whale watching trip. Museum was superb, very interested and informative. Out two teenagers were really captivated. Really hands-on museum and unlimited coffee in a mini-library. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Very cool exhibits of whale skeletons that show how large these beautiful creatures are. Lots of information on whales and their history. Listen to whales talking.

Thank IowaRod
Reviewed 15 October 2017

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
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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.