The Húsavík Whale Museum

Local nameHvalasafnið á Húsavík
LocationHúsavík, Iceland

The Húsavík Whale Museum is a non-profit organization established in 1997. The Húsavík Whale Museum is situated in Húsavík, a small town in north east Iceland, on the shores of Skjálfandi Bay, just below the Arctic Circle at 66° N.

It began as a small exhibit on whales in the town’s hotel in summer 1997. Shortly after that, the exhibition was moved into the newly renovated part of the baiting shed at the harbor and the shareholding business “Húsavík Whale Centre ehf” was established. Due to the growing popularity, it was obvious that a larger and more suitable building was needed after only 3 years. In 2000, the town’s old slaughterhouse was purchased, remodeled, and officially opened in June 2002.

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Opening hours

May - Aug: Daily: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Sep: Daily: 9 am - 6 pm
Oct - Apr: Weekdays: 9 am - 2 pm


Adults: ISK 1800
Children (10 - 18 years): ISK 500
Students: ISK 1200
Seniors/Pensioners: ISK 1200
Family (2 + up to 5): ISK 4000

More information and contact


Official Website



Phone +354 4142800

Address Hafnarstétt 1

Coordinates 66°2'48.391" N -17°20'41.115" E

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