Dive into the world of whales

Húsavík Whale Museum

Opening hours

April - October
9am - 6pm

November - March
10am - 4pm


The museum has 8 exhibitions rooms and is one of few museums in the world solely dedicated to whales. Guests will find 11 whale skeletons on display, including one of a 25 m. long blue whale.

Museum shop

A charming gift shop is located in the entrance hall. Various whale-related items can be found as well as books, t-shirts, posters and hand made souvenirs.

Pricing & Location


ISK 2500
  • Adult ticket


  • Children (up to 16 years)
    must be accompanied by an adult.

Guided tour

ISK 15.000
  • Must be booked 5 days in advance.
    Available in English and Icelandic.
    Maximum 30 people.

Museum staff

Eva Björk Káradóttir

Museum Director

Heiðar Hrafn Halldórsson

Project Manager

Garðar Þröstur Einarsson

Museum Education

“Is there anything more free, independent and unattached than whales going their way across the ocean plain.”

Jóhannes kjarval, 1948

About North-Iceland

Diamond Circle

The Diamond Circle can be described as a magnificent circuit of 250km in the Northeast of Iceland, which includes some of the most stunning sights and spots for unearthly landscapes.

Whale watching

The beautiful town of Húsavík is globally renowned as one of the best locations in the world to watch whales in their natural habitat. The most common whales in Skjálfandi Bay are humpback, minke, white-beaked dolphin, harbour porpoise and blue whale.

Everything about Húsavík

Are you looking for information about accommodation, restaurants, points of interest or hiking trails?  You´ll find everything you need to know on Visit Húsavík.