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Reykjavik: Whales of Iceland Museum Entrance Ticket

4.3 / 5

92 reviews

Activity provider: Whales of Iceland

Reykjavik: Whales of Iceland Museum Entrance Ticket

Activity provider: Whales of Iceland

From US$ 25.95 per person

Marvel at life-size models of 23 types of whales, get a new perspective on these majestic creatures, watch documentaries, and explore many interactive exhibits in one truly unique museum.

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Host or greeter
English, Icelandic
Audio guide included
English, Icelandic, French, German, Polish, Chinese, Portuguese, Finnish, Japanese, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian, Russian
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • See life-size models of 23 types of whales spotted in the waters around Iceland
  • Play with interactive displays in the museum to absorb in-depth information
  • Enjoy our audio guide and learn about the aquatic mammals and their habitat
  • Watch the powerful documentary Sonic Sea and know more about marine life
  • Visit the Fin Whale Theatre to learn the conservation issues and their solutions
Full description

Visit the largest museum of its kind in Europe at the Whales of Iceland, and see life-size models of 23 types of whales spotted in the waters around Iceland. Spend a few hours gaining a new perspective and greater appreciation for these majestic animals. Take a leisurely 20-minute walk (or a short drive) from the heart of Reykjavík to the harbor. Upon arrival at the Whales of Iceland Museum, play with interactive displays and read detailed information about 23 species of aquatic mammals.

Marvel at the leviathan of the sea at a display of a blue whale that stretches nearly the length of a basketball court. Learn more about the narwhal, the “Unicorn of the Sea” and see the “horn” or “tusk” which is actually an elongated tooth. Stroll among the displays of beluga, humpback, minke, and killer whales.  Absorb in-depth information about the marine mammals around Iceland with an audio guide. Visit the Fin Whale Room to learn more about the threats that whales face and what we can do to resolve them. Be sure to watch a screening of the film Sonic Sea, shown daily at 10:30 AM, 12:15 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:45 PM.

All ticket holders are welcome to join the daily guided tours in English at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM. On your way out, stop by the Whale Cafe for a drink and a snack beneath the whales.

Includes
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Whales of Iceland entry ticket

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Host or greeter: English, Icelandic

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

  • Equipment
    • App

    • Audio guide: English, Icelandic, French, German, Polish, Chinese, Portuguese, Finnish, Japanese, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian, Russian

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Meeting point

Whales of Iceland, Fiskislóð 23, Reykjavík.

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What to bring

  • Headphones

Know before you go

  • Drinks and refreshments can be purchased at our Whale Cafe
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 92 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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We visited The Whales of Iceland Exhibition straight after a Whale watching cruise which gave a better insight into the Whales. The exhibition is a short walk from the Old Harbour where the cruises are based so the two activities compliment each other. The exhibits are life size and give an impressive idea of the scale of these incredible mammals.

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June 5, 2022

Exhibition for a rainy day. You get a headset and go through about 18 points in which you get an explanation of the different whale species. These are always displayed in their original size, made of a kind of rubber. Quite a nice exhibition for a rainy day in the city.

March 6, 2020

Very nice and good to introduce

The exhibition really helped to show you how big and how majestic the whales are. It is incredible that there are such great creatures in the world. Unfortunately the exhibition was a bit small. But it was distributed free coffee, tea and water. You definitely have to see that in Reykjavik.

April 12, 2017

Product ID: 65203