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.
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.
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.
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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