Immerse yourself in the world of whales

The whale museum in Húsavík

Opening hours

April - October

November - March


The museum has 8 exhibition spaces. The whale museum is one of the few museums in the world dedicated to whales. On display are 11 skeletons of whales, including a 25 m. a long time ago.

Museum shop

The museum shop is located at the entrance. There you can find many kinds of whale souvenirs, books, clothing, posters and handmade products.

Price & location


SEK 2500
  • Grownup.


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


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

the Team

Eva Björk Káradóttir


Heiðar Hrafn Halldórsson

Project manager

Garðar Thröstur Einarsson

Museum education

"Is somewhat freer, more independent and more neutral than seeing a whale navigate its course on the surface of the ocean."

Jóhannes kjarval, 1948.


The diamond ring

The Diamond Ring 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