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 most visited places 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 museums educational program Whale School has its own exhibition room, a cozy coffee corner invites guests for a break and a book read and a documentary runs un the cinema room.
The Húsavík Whale Museum has 11 full size whale skeletons on display. A full-size narwhale skeleton with it´s 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 wale –related items can be found as well as books, T-shirts, posters and hand made items.