Húsavík Whale Museum

The Húsavík Whale Museum is one of the few museums in the world solely dedicated to whales. Inside lies a fantastic cross-section of the marine mammals that inhabit the Icelandic coastlines. There are 10 different whale skeletons to admire, a range of documentaries to watch and a special area for kids. Highlights at the museum include the Narwhal with its rare unicorn-like horn, a Sperm Whale jaw bone the size of a car and a cabinet exposing the intricate details of whale ear bones.

The museum is one of few museums in the world exhibiting a life-size Blue Whale skeleton. The skeleton has now the length of impressive 22m and was 25m before the spinal disks were removed during the preparation process – no need to stand in a queue at the National History Museum in London when it is possible to see a skeleton of the same size in Húsavík!

To the side is a cosy library room with a wide selection of books and coffee for a donation. Temporary exhibitions and annual conferences complete the collection.

Several real whale skeletons are on display at Húsavík Whale Museum © Hvalasafn
Several real whale skeletons are on display at Húsavík Whale Museum © Hvalasafn
Whale Museum

Húsavík Whale Museum
Hafnarstétt 1
640 Húsavík
GPS: 66°03’08.4″N 17°21’43.1″W
Tel: +354 464 1210
E-mail: info (at) hvalsafn.is
Website: www.hvalasafn.is
Facebookpage: www.facebook.com/husavikwhalemuseum
Instagram: www.instagram.com/husavikwhalemuseum
Bookable via: www.hvalsafn.is
Opening hours: click here

Slider A life-size Blue whale skeleton © Hvalasafn
A life-size Blue whale skeleton © Hvalasafn
Iceland