For the past years, blue whales have made their way into Skjálfandi Bay, usually in early spring/beginning of summer as they head further up towards the northern hemisphere. As for this year and the last, the first animals where spotted during the first whale watching tours of the season, in beginning of March. The prime [...]
The Museum is closed Thursday January 5th and Friday January 6th, due to constructions. The Museum opens again on Monday, January 9th, with regular opening hours from 10 to 16 during workdays.
The Húsavík Whale Museum is one of 21 Icelandic accredited museums to receive a grant for continuing education. The grant is given by the Icelandic minister of culture- and education, through the Museum Council of Iceland, Safnaráð. The grant will be used by museum staff to visit their counterparts at the New Bedford [...]
U.S. Ambassador, Robert C. Barber, visited the Húsavík Whale Museum recently. Ambassador Barber met with museum staff and local students that participated in the Connecting Coastal Communities project in 2015/2016. In addition to that, he met with whale watching operators in Húsavík to learn about recent, current and future challenges and cheer the operators to [...]
This year‘s summer and fall have been quite successful at the museum and has the number of visitors never been higher. This morning, guest number 34.000 this season came by the museum and did the musuem‘s staff decide to please him with gifts. It was Ursula Gärner from Austria that was the lucky number 34.000. [...]
Last week, Valdimar Halldórsson and Huld Hafliðadóttir from Húsavík Whale Museum met with the U.S. Ambassador in Iceland, Robert C. Barber. The U.S. Embassy in Iceland and Húsavik Whale Museum have for the past months strengthened their relation, including the Embassy's great support towards the museum's partnering project with the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Massachusetts. [...]
There have been a lot of visitors in the Whale Museum these days, as expected, but some guests are more tied to the museum than others. That definitely applies to our dear friends from Germany: Elke Wald and Silke Ahlborn, who came by the museum while spending a few days in Húsavík and surroundings. Elke [...]
The International Whale Congress, held last Tuesday (June 21st) was a success. Around 70 guests attended the congress and eight speakers shared valuable information. Afterwards, guests got together for chatting, questions and answers. Dr. Níels Einarsson from Stefansson Arctic Institute in Akureyri answers questions on his talk about Climate, Socio-Ecosystems, Ceteceans and Tourism [...]