Húsavík Whale Museum

The Húsavík Whale Museum was founded in 1997. It's foremost aim is to provide detailed and interesting information about whales and their habitat.
In the 1.600m2 house you can find on display whale skeletons of several species and fascinating facts about the whales and life in the ocean.

Opening hours Week days: Saturdays: Sundays:
June 1 - September 30: 09:00-19:00 09:00-19:00 09:00-19:00
October - May: 10:00-17:00 10:00-17:00 10:00-17:00
Closed on weekends from November through February.


Húsavík Whale Museum

Hafnarstétt 1

GPS Points N66° 2' 48.469" W17° 20' 40.862"
Telephone

4142800

Opening period All year
Categories Museums , Exhibitions

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  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3903
Husavik mini bus
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  • Garðarsbraut 79
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Húsavík Golf club
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  • 640 Húsavík
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Arctic Nature Experience
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  • 641 Húsavík
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Kaldbaks-kot Cottages Husavik
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  • 640 Húsavík
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Botnsvatn Lake

Lake Botnsvatn has an area of 1,05 km². It is an oligotrophic lake situated approximately 130 meters above sea level, just southeast of Húsavík town.

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Mt. Húsavíkurfjall

Húsavíkurfjall is a unique landmark located just behind Húsavik. Measuring 417 mt above sea level.
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Tjörnes

Tjörnes is a stubby peninsula between Skjalfandi and Oxarfjord. Layers of fossil shells and lignite can be found on the coastal cliffs down from Ytri-Tunga farm on the western side of Tjornes. Colonies of puffins and other sea birds nest on the cliffs along the eastern coast.

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The Þingeyjarsýsla District Museum

Byggðasafn S-Þing (The South Þingeyjarsýsla District Museum) is housed within the Safnahúsið at Húsavík and is to be found on the middle floor of the building. This exhibition is called "100 years of Life and Nature in Þingeyjarsýsla" and attempts to shed light on the interaction of man and nature. It is, therefore partly a natural history exhibition.
Opening times:
Summer: 1 June-31 August, daily 10:00-18:00.
Winter: 1 September-31 May, weekdays 10:00-16:00.

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  • 789-0808
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  • Skarðaborg
  • 641 Húsavík
  • 464-3955
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