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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 1st - August 31st: 09:00-19:00 09:00-19:00 09:00-19:00
May & September: 10:00-17:00 10:00-17:00 10:00-17:00
Also open on request.


Húsavík Whale Museum

Hafnarstétt 1

GPS Points N66° 2' 48.469" W17° 20' 40.864"
Telephone

+354 414-2800

Opening period All year
Categories Museums , Exhibitions

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