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The Season has started


Whale watching tours from Húsavík began in early March this year. The weather has been mostly nice and number of guests is gradually increasing. The season has started well and many species have been spotted so far including finwhale, humpback and sei whale. The Húsavík Whale museum is now open daily from 10:00 – 16:00. [...]


Summer is finally here


The museum will now be open every day from 09:00 - 18:00


The museum will be open daily in October


In light of high number of visitors this season, the Whale Museum will be open daily in October from 10-16. The museum makes a great stop for visitors in the area, and a free cup of coffee in our coffee corner is a great delighter. From November 1st, regular winter hours take over and the [...]


Summer staff standing the watch


The last couple of days have indeed been lively and many guests have visited the museum. Ásrún Ásmundsdóttir and Belén Garcia Ovide, together with Ástþór Hannesson, have done a fantastic job standing the watch this summer at the reception desk. This summer the museum has also served as information center and many tourists have come [...]

Abercrombie & Kent supports The Whale Museum


The American philanthropic organization Abercrombie & Kent presented the museum with a 7000 $ donation today. This is the forth year in a row that Abercrombie & Kent chooses to support the museum. The support the previous years have been used to built the new blue whale exhibition and will this year´s support guarantee the [...]

Many blue whales in Skjálfandi Bay


A significant number of blue whales visit Skjálfandi Bay every year as many people whale-watching from Husavik can bear witness. During our yearly whale congress, held by the Whale Museum in Húsavík and The University of Iceland's Research Center in Húsavík, information about the number of blue whales sighted by researchers in Skjáldandi Bay was [...]

A lively July at the Húsavík Whale Museum


This past July was very lively at the Húsavík Whale Museum and the guests that visited the museum came from all corners of the world. The total number of guests was 11.524 which is substantially more than in the same month last year. Never before has the museum been visited by as many guests as [...]


Two new exhibitions opened last week-end


The annual opening of the Whale School art exhibition was held last Saturday and on Sunday, French artist Marina Rees opened her art exhibition. It has become a tradition in the museum that a new artist exhibits art works connected to whales each year. Marina's exhibition is in a pure style and a great supplement [...]


Official opening of the blue whale exhibition


The International Museum Day 2016 was celebrated in the museum on Wednesday the 18th of May. The museum took advantage of the opportunity and officially opened the new blue whale exhibition. About 40 invited guests participated and listened to speeches by Sif Jóhannesdóttir from the museum board, Guðmundur Guðmundsson from the Icelandic Institute of Natural [...]

Art Without Borders


Art Without Borders 2016 was celebrated at the Húsavík Whale Museum on Saturday the 14th of May, with the opening of a new art exhibition. The exhibition is a collaboration between Miðjan, the day care centre for people with special needs, Fjúk Art Centre, the children's nursery Grænuvellir and the educational system centre Þekkingarnet Þingeyinga, [...]