Dive into the world of whales

Húsavík Whale Museum

Opening hours

April - October

November - March

About the museum

The Húsavík Whale Museum, nestled in the picturesque town of Húsavík in northern Iceland, offers a captivating exploration of the world of whales.

With an extensive collection of exhibits, including 13 real whale skeletons, interactive displays, and informative presentations, visitors gain a deep understanding of these magnificent creatures and their importance in marine ecosystems. The museum provides insight into whale biology, behavior, conservation efforts, and the history of whaling in Iceland. Through its educational programs and exhibits, the Húsavík Whale Museum inspires a sense of appreciation and stewardship for the ocean and its inhabitants.

Additionally, situated in front of the entrance, the museum's souvenir shop welcomes visitors and passersby alike, offering a variety of unique gifts and memorabilia to commemorate their experience and support the museum's conservation efforts.

Price & location


kr 2500
  • Adult entrance


  • Children (aged 16 years and younger)
    must be accompanied by an adult.

Guided tour

kr 15.000
  • Must book 5 days in advance.
    Available in Icelandic and English.
    Maximum 30 people.

the Team

Eva Björk Káradóttir

Museum director

Heiðar Hrafn Halldórsson

Project manager

Garðar Thröstur Einarsson

Museum education

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

Jóhannes kjarval, 1948.

North Iceland

The Diamond Circle

The Diamond Circle can best be described as a spectacular 250 km. a circular route in the North-East that contains numerous natural gems. The route was officially opened in autumn 2020 when a new road via Dettifossveðin was opened. 


Whale watching

Húsavík has for years been known as one of the best destinations in the world for whale watching. The most common species in Skjálfandaflói are humpback whales, killer whales, humpback whales, porpoises and gray whales.


Everything about Húsavík

Are you looking for information about accommodation, entertainment, restaurants, opening hours or interesting destinations or hiking trails? Everything you need to know can be found on the website Visit Húsavík