Natural Science Museums North of Iceland

The Húsavík Whale Museum

The Húsavík Whale Museum is a non-profit organization founded in 1997. The aim of the museum is to convey information about whales, marine ecology, and the interaction of whales and humans through history in an entertaining and interesting way.

Rated on TripAdvisor as one of the top attractions in North of Iceland, the museum has over 8 exhibition rooms and is one of the few museums in the world solely dedicated to whales. On display are numerous different whale skeletons and fascinating facts about whales. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, the museum’s educational program Whale School has its own exhibition room. Along with this, the museum houses a cosy coffee corner where guests can take a break and grab a book. A documentary runs in the cinema room.

The Húsavík Whale Museum has 11 full size whale skeletons on display.  A full-size narwhale skeleton with its unicorn-like tusk is one of the museums most spectacular exhibits along with the enormous blue whale skeleton.

A small gift shop is located in the entrance hall. Various whale-related items can be found there as well as books, T-shirts, posters, and handmade items.

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