Whale museum

Hunting whales is something deeply rooted in the traditions of Nordic islands like Iceland or the Faroes, but it is something that should be overcome as fast as possible. At Húsavík they’ve created a museum explaining everything about whales, how they’re born and raised, how far they’re travelling and how they’ve evolved in evolution. But the museum also covers the sensitive topic of hunting whales.

The museum building is located directly at the harbor and clearly marked, you can’t miss it. Large parts of the exhibition area are covered by the skeletons of different whale species, making the size of these giant mammals visible. If you’ve booked a whale watching tour: show your ticket at the entrance to get a discount. It isn’t the largest museum imaginable, but it is a good introduction into the most important topic of the city.

Whale museum

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