Museums in Húsavík

Húsavík is home to three interesting museums, all located within a walking distance of Cape Hotel and each other.

The Exploration Museum

The Exploration Museum was founded in 2011 by the owners of Húsavík Cape Hotel. This famous museum tells the stories of explorers and expeditions, seeking to show the human side of often technical adventures. In partnership with Húsavík Cape Hotel, the Exploration Museum has welcomed five of the Apollo astronauts back to Iceland where they trained for their missions to the Moon during the 1960s.

Húsavík Cape Hotel is also an important a part and the main sponsor of the museum’s annual Explorers Festival. We have been honored to welcome mountaineers, polar explorers, astronauts, moonwalkers and some of the worlds top scientists to Húsavík over the last 6 years as part of the festival.

Learn more about The Exploration Museum

Húsavík Whale Museum

The Húsavík Whale Museum was founded in 1997 and tells the story of human relationship with whales, first through hunting and now through conservation. The museum is beautifully designed and