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Whales of Iceland Museum Admission

Whales of Iceland Museum Admission

Reykjavík
1 hour and 30 minutes
Very Easy

Starting at 3.400 ISK

About

Experience life-size models of 23 different species of whales at Whales of Iceland! This educational and interactive museum is full of underwater sounds, interactive technology and educational information for all ages - a must do when in Reykjavik! 

Whales of Iceland features 23 life-size, hand-painted whale models. Enjoy this unique experience to walk through the world of whales, enjoying the soothing whale songs, ambient underwater lighting and beach-like floors. You can see just how big these amazing cetaceans actually are while you stand next to the models – and you are welcome to touch and explore each whale!

The latest addition to Whales of Iceland is the Fin Whale Room. This room highlights the various threats (and their solutions) that marine mammals face today. The documentary Sonic Sea is screened daily at 10:30, 12:15, 14:00, and 15:45, and features incredible underwater footage of whales at other times of the day.

A daily live-guided tour is also available for free for all ticket holders at 11:00 and 15:00.

Whales of Iceland is located just 15 minutes walking distance from the Old Harbour, in the Grandi area. Grandi continues to grow and welcome additional museums, shops and restaurants. Once you have experienced all that the museum has to offer you can finish your visit with a freshly baked pastry & cup of coffee in their Whale Cafe. Make sure to purchase a souvenir in their gift shop on the way out – this unique shop has a variety of souvenirs from local and international artists. 

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What's included?

Free parking & Wi-Fi.

Live guided tour of Whales of Iceland daily at 11:00 & 15:00 for all ticket holders. 

Audio guide (available in 12+ languages) - we recommend bringing headphones compatible with your smartphone

Exclusions

Food & drinks (available to purchase on site)

Hotel transfers

What do I need to bring?

Headphones

An appetite for knowledge

Know before you go

Free parking is available and you can purchase drinks & snacks at the Whale Cafe!

Itinerary

Day 1: Whales of Iceland

Whales of Iceland is the largest whale museum in Europe. The museum features life-size models of all 23 whale species found in Iceland's coastal waters, multiple interactive exhibits, a documentary theatre, and a free audio guide in 12+ languages. Whales of Iceland is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm. It is located right in the heart of Reykjavík’s harbor area. There is no better way to learn about the Whales of Iceland than seeing these giants up close and personal in full-size. They are so large that you will hardly believe your eyes, and you will certainly leave with a new perspective and appreciation for these interesting and beautiful animals. This innovative museum features an interactive minke whale and information stations that enhance and educate visitors about each whale. The exhibition space is stunning where the whales are the centerpiece and the atmosphere is like no other. You may feel like you are walking underwater. The strictest attention to detail and authenticity for the whale models was the foremost concern for Whales of Iceland. A marine biologist was consulted for accurate information and descriptive materials about each whale. The results of this data are beautifully rendered in the life size models that are realistic in size, anatomy and color.

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