Húsavík – our home town
The Exploration Museum is located in the center of Húsavík in North Iceland, thirty miles from the Arctic Circle. Húsavík is a small town, inhabited by little more than 2500 people. The town has become well know for Whale Watching and as the home of The Whale Museum.
Húsavík sits on the site of Iceland’s first house, built by Swedish Viking explorer Gardar Svavarsson in 870. South of the town are the training areas where the Apollo Astronauts studied geology and trained for their trips to the Moon.