Travel tip: Icelandic Phallological Museum

photo by Elín Eydís Friðriksdóttir

If all the “Name That Schlong” contests on SUNfiltered got you hankering for an up-close-and-personal view of the specimens, you might want to consider booking your next vacation to Husavik, Iceland, where you could visit the Icelandic Phallological Museum. Which is exactly what it sounds like: a collection of phallic specimens — each lovingly stuffed and mounted — belonging to all manner of mammal, including whales, polar bears, shrews, and mice. There is no human specimen available for viewing yet, though the museum claims it has “legally-certified gift tokens for four specimens belonging to Homo Sapiens.” In other words, men who will be willing to donate their appendages, once they are done with them.

One of these bequeathers (would that be an endowment…?) is in his 90s, so if you postpone your trip for a few years, the exhibit may well include his, er, membership. (Oh, come on, you try writing a review of a penis museum without resorting to immature double entendres…) And the museum is not without its whimsy, either; the collection includes a folklore section, which boasts specimens from a merman, a troll, and an elf. We guess one of Santa’s Little Helpers didn’t get the “You Better Watch Out” memo.