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Address: Hafnarstett 1, Husavik 640, Iceland
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Whale Watching in Husavik
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Good activity for a rainy day

Our stop in Husavik gave us both sun and rain, and when the latter came we visited the wonderful whale museum. Don't let the outside of the building scare you away; it is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lund, Sweden
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Lund, Sweden
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9 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our stop in Husavik gave us both sun and rain, and when the latter came we visited the wonderful whale museum. Don't let the outside of the building scare you away; it is definitely worth a visit. You get a fun museum experience and a deep dive in the amazing world of beautiful creatures.

Thank Ladysnowblood2
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on an escorted trip. While all the others were going on a whale watching trip, we decided to come here. The entrance ticket ten months ago was ISK1500. We got a senior discount!. A whale made of wooden boards flopped at the entrance. Inside was a real wonder as we gaped at skeleton after skeleton. The lower storey... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Husavik Whale Museum is beautifully designed and very informative. The highlight is the blue whale skeleton, lying on its back as it was found, it is profoundly moving, the bones of its flipper easily recognisable as the same we all have in our arm and hand.

Thank marknoad1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't visit Husavik without visiting the Whale Museum. It's extremely well put together and very educational. It shows the history of whaling in the area as well as efforts to protect the whales and their environment.

Thank PetenKatV
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8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went to the whale museum after taking the whale sighting trip with north sailing. lots of displays and information on several different kinds of whales including information on when husavik was a whaling station. the entry price was fair for the museum and the cashiers were friendly and helpful. small town husavik has done a really good job with... More 

Thank Jackie C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was very interesting place, to see all sort of whale things and many things, but it smells really weird in there but it is okay :) very fun to go if you visit Húsavík :))

Thank Birta J
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Visited the museum while in Husavik as it was not yet whale watching season when we were there in late March. They had many whale bones on display including that of a blue whale. Part of the exhibition was not ready yet and there were some works going on so they gave us a discount on the ticket price. There's... More 

Thank yluah
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely museum. Helpful chap on reception. £15 pp to get in. Free coffee inside. Incredible skeletons of whales on display, very informative. Kids loved it.

Thank MrsW007
Skagafjordur, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

I have come to the museums several times but not for 2 years now and I enjoyed having plenty of time to explore it once more. The collection of bones is fantastic and very good information are given throughout the whole museum. The highlight is for sure the Blue Whale skeleton from a whale that stranded in 2010 in the... More 

Thank Evelyn Ý
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

When going to Husavik you should definitely not miss this. Lots of whale skeletons in full size, stories of whale hunters, educational stuff and a good sovernir shop.

Thank SiggiogGunna H

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