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Address: Hafnarstett 1, Husavik 640, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 414 2800
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08:15 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 08:15 - 18:30

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Took me crew to the original whale museum in the whale watching capital of Iceland. We had the honor of being welcomed by the directors telling us the history of this remarkable... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took me crew to the original whale museum in the whale watching capital of Iceland. We had the honor of being welcomed by the directors telling us the history of this remarkable place.

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Macher, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit and a ´must do´ whilst in Husavik. A lot of good and interesting information suitable for all ages.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

As our primary reason for visiting Iceland in the winter was to see the Northern Lights, the end of November and the available daylight hours don't lend themselves to whale watches. If you do find yourself in this area, arrive early morning to do a whale watch. Arriving after 12 pm, allows you a 1 pm watch departure for a... More 

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Thank Andrea G
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Absolutely brilliant museum - a great way to spend a couple of hours in Husavik. The whale skeletons are amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

It's nice to hear the audio, life-sized whales in this big hanger. It's fantastic for school trips and for the average tourist like us. It was a consolation prize for not spotting a whale on our trip. November is a tad late, I agree. ;)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Good museum, with life-size replicas and real whale skeleton. Free parking nearby and family entrance pack available. Museum covers all aspects of whales, from anatomy to whale behaviour, from whale hunting to sightseeing. Well organized and with restroom facilities near the entrance desk. Worth visiting when in Husavik.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a museum that clearly cares about it's subject material. So many immaculate skeletons of whales that make everything you learn have an accurate visual addition to it. The information is detailed without being overwhelming and when I visited in June 2016, there was a fantastic art component also being shown. The subject matter is also incredibly honest and... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I absolutely LOVED this museum. One of my favorites in Iceland. Thy had lots of skeletons from whales that had been beached in various parts of the country, information on each whale, and plenty of art including an exhibit created by people with special needs. The staff was friendly and had lots of good recommendations on what to do in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Whale skeletons were super cool. There is a strange smell though you must get used to. Otherwise a short 1 hr visit here is all you need at most.

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Milford, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Didn't know what to expect, but was nicely surprised to see the exhibits of whale bones and how they were appropriated and steps that these people go through to present these behemoth mammals. Great taxidermy as well depicting other indigenous animals. Our 10 yr. old really enjoyed it.

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