The Husavik Whale Museum is a non-profit organisation founded in 1997 in Iceland. The foremost aim of the museum is to provide detailed, interesting information about whales and their habitat. However, as well as this the Icelandic whale museum offer some exciting events for all the locals and visitors to enjoy.
The quiet winter months are not all that quiet in the Husavik Whale Museum. Two Icelandic artists, Anna Richardsdottir dancer and performer and Sigurbjorg Agnes Eidsdottir in visual arts are working on a performance that will be staged in the museum in March or April next year. Their performance is inspired by the museum and its history as a slaughterhouse and a freezing plant. Residents in Husavik and surroundings will get a sneak preview on November 22nd when the artists host an open workshop.
In between artistic performances there is still plenty going on as Husavik Whale Museum is home to the Northernmost Putting Course in the World. In co-operation with the Husavik Golf Club the Whale Museum operates an 18 hole putting course from October through April. The putting course is frequented by local senior citizens who practice putting and socialise in the museum for a couple of hours seven days a week. The course is open to the public.