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Who knew the American Apollo team trained here in Iceland? The location was picked to help train... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Extremely interesting

In this museum one finds information on great explorers, the expedition of the American astronauts... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Hedinsbraut 3, Husavik 640, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knew the American Apollo team trained here in Iceland? The location was picked to help train the astronauts for geological exploration on the moon. This museum was opened to commemorate the Apollo mission, the astronauts and Iceland's hand in making it happen. Five American...More

Thank rtfritz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In this museum one finds information on great explorers, the expedition of the American astronauts to Iceland before going to the moon, the first Icelandic woman to go to the South Pole, some of the settlers in Iceland and more.

Thank Karen190813
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Quaint little museum in Husavik town center. Quite small, and easy to get through in under an hour, but still some interesting material inside. I found the Astronaut section particularly interesting. Good way to get out and stretch the legs after a long drive and...More

Thank kiwi892
Reviewed 1 October 2017

It is a realy nice place with lots of information. The "space" part of it is realy makes you feel wired because you see thinks you didn't ecpected to find there! It worths the visit!

Thank Michalitsa M
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Fun to read all the stories about early and modern Nordic explorers. Unique photos and stories in the exhibit about he Apollo training. The museum had its upstairs closed when we visited so we didn't get the full experience, but we were allowed free admission!...More

Thank StephenMichaelWilson
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Small Museum dedicated to exploration (vikings and later ages) as well as space explorations (due to astronaut trainings in Iceland). I'd consider it a small gem and worth a visit if you are interested in those things. Staff was friendly and happy to talk to...More

Thank scheuri
Reviewed 29 July 2017

A small museum which is rather overshadowed next door by the vast Whale Museum. However, it is really worth seeking out. Exploration through the ages by the Nordic races with an excellent small secction dedicated to the American Astronauts who trained in the wilds of...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 5 July 2017

A small museum in Husavik that operates on donations. Nice selection of materials and very interesting information on astronaut training in Iceland.

Thank Highlander-GG
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

A fantastic learning experience with genuinely interested staff. It was fascinating to learn about how the astronauts trained in Iceland for the moon trips. I particularly enjoyed the information board about woman in space, a view not often depicted in science museums. I am excited...More

Thank Tizzwas
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice, informative and beautiful! They used the small space smart. We espacially enjoyed to learn about female explorers. The 5year old enjoyed both the astronauts and the vikings.The museum is a very good start on a big dream.

Thank Erik M
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