Hafnarstétt 1, Húsavík, Iceland
Whale Museum, organized on the site of the former whaling slaughterhouse, where whale carcasses were cut. Since 1966, most whales have been banned from hunting. All the skeletons displayed in the museum belong to the whales, who came ashore. By the way, assembling a whale's skeleton is not a trivial task. The whale has a lot of cartilage, which are not stored for a long time, and therefore must be cut. Plus, the bones themselves are quite oily. Icelanders solved the problem in their own style: put carcasses in a thermal spring. It is enough to hold a small whale for a few months, and the sperm whale needs a couple of years. At the same time, the museum plays interesting films about the life of whales, whale hunting, documentary films with the cutting of the whale. Part of the exhibits can be felt (especially good whale whale mustache). There is also a coffee point - a place where you can pour coffee, sit on the couch, read a book on whales. A good cozy museum
A great little museum with very interesting composition, you can learn a lot about whales, their lives and about history of whaling and whale watching in Iceland. I really liked it here and I recommend it to everyone who visits Húsavík. If you book a whale watching tour, you get a 10% discount.
Great museum with a lot of impressive skeletons (including a Blue Whale one, you wouldn't believe how big it is). The free coffee and the shop are also worth to mention. Above all, their employees: I lost my sunglasses there and they arranged a meeting back in Reykjavik so they could hand them back to me. Great people! Thanks again.
This is a great museum and I recommend you visit. They have a lot of information, many real skeletons from whales which wanted up and died on Iceland. There is a small lounge inside with free coffee and another room playing a movie about whales. There is also a kids room for younger ones.
Pretty cool! Not a large place, but has tons of info all over the place and the whale skeletons are definitely interesting. They could keep working to make their exhibits more modern, but I definitely learned things there.