Welcome to The Exploration Museum in Húsavík

The history of human exploration

ExhibitionThe Exploration Museum is dedicated to the history of human exploration, from the early explorers to the exploration of space.

Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources. Exploration occurs in all non-sessile animal species, including humans. In human history, its most dramatic rise is arguably seen during the Age of Discovery when European explorers sailed and charted much of the rest of the world, largely in a pursuit of material wealth. Since then, major explorations after the Age of Discovery have occurred for reasons more aimed at information discovery.

The main exhibition room features photographs and artifacts from the Apollo Astronaut Training near Húsavík in 1965 and 1967. Other exhibition rooms features the history of Viking Exploration, Arctic explorers and a timeline of exploration history.

The museum is located in the center of Húsavík in North Iceland, thirty miles from the Arctic Circle.