Whales of Iceland Exhibition

Whales of Iceland
Whales of Iceland
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  • DurationAs long as you want
  • Group SizeNo max
  • Meeting LocationFiskislóð 23-25, 101 Reykjavik

What will you experience?

Imagine a full-size whale right next to you? You have 23 man-made life-size models at the Whales of Iceland Exhibition in the harbor. The exhibition contains sounds, visual treats, and interactive technology – a must-do in Reykjavik!

At the spectacular Whales of Iceland Exhibition in Reykjavik, you will learn everything you need to know about every whale found in Icelandic waters throughout history. With 23 life-size whale models and a lot of in-depth information about whales, interactive experiences, and underwater footage of whales, you are in for a BIG and unique experience. Walking through this beautiful world with soothing whale sounds, ambient underwater lighting, and beach-like floors makes you feel like you are deep underwater exploring these gentle giants of the ocean.

In only a 15-minute walk from the old Reykjavik harbor, you will get to the exhibition in an old fishing industry area recently renovated for museums, shops & restaurants. Once you have experienced all the show has to offer, you can finish with a freshly baked pastry & a cup of coffee in their café. If you love whales and want to take one home, you can get a sneaky souvenir on the way out.

  • A live guided tour of Whales of Iceland is offered daily at 10: 30 and 14:00 
  • A full screening of the award-winning film Sonic Sea daily at 11:00 and 15:00
    Available for all ticketholders at no extra cost.

Additional information

To prepare for your visit, you should download the FREE Whales of Iceland audio app to your phone or tablet. It has English & German guidance available throughout the exhibition and contains a lot of information about the whales that live in the seas around Iceland.

Important information

The exhibition is open daily all year round (except December 25th)
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Whales of Iceland Exhibition is wheelchair accessible.

What's Included

  • 23 full size whale models
  • Whale anatomy interactive surface
  • Educational audio guide app - headphones
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking right outside
  • A live guided tour of Whales of Iceland is offered daily at 10:30 and 13:30 for all ticket holders at no extra cost.
  • A full screening of the award-winning film Sonic Sea daily at 11:00 and 15:00 for all ticket holders at no extra cost.

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Experience

This is the biggest whale museum in Europe with life-size replicas of those gentle giants. Ever wondered how big a blue whale really is? Or a sperm whale? This museum is just a sight to behold. Very informative and fun for the whole family.

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