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.