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Note that the recent volcanic activity in Iceland is not causing any issues with arriving and departing from Iceland.
All regular tours and activities are operating as scheduled with the exception of Blue Lagoon visits and Reykjanes tours. The volcanic activity is limited to an area on the Reykjanes peninsula, with no effects on the capital area or other areas in Iceland.
In the case of any cancellations due to Blue Lagoon closures or other interruptions, a full refund will be provided.
Tour Operator: Whales of Iceland 1h 30m Travel method:   Other / Non-Travel Region / Starts from: Capital Region

Whales of Iceland Museum Admission

Experience life-size models of 23 different species of whales at Whales of Iceland, the largest whale museum in Europe! This educational and interactive museum is full of underwater sounds, interactive exhibits, and educational information for all ages - a must-do for any nature lover while in Reykjavík!

This unique museum contains more than 25 life-sized whale models, representing every species of whale found in Icelandic waters throughout recorded history. This includes the amazing blue whale, the spectacular sperm whale, and the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, just to name a few. See them all in their full size!

The whale models were built and painted by hand with strict attention to detail, so that each model is based on a real individual swimming in the ocean, unique marks and all! They are soft and fun to touch and explore. With an immersive ambient atmosphere, multiple interactive exhibits, informational displays for every species, spectacular footage of whales played on a huge cinema screen, and a strong focus on conservation, Whales of Iceland is truly a BIG experience!

Award-winning documentaries are shown daily in our Fin Whale Theatre, included in the cost of admission. The films variously discuss whale conservation, research, and other fascinating subjects. Visit our website or call us to check the film schedule for the date of your visit. Located inside the theatre is a conservation exhibit designed in cooperation with the International Fund for Animal Welfare and local whale scientists, which highlights five major threats that whales face and what we can do to help.

The latest addition to the museum is a whale research exhibit, where visitors can learn about the different types of whale research being conducted in Iceland, and become a citizen whale scientist by taking part in actual research projects, thanks to a partnership with Zooniverse!

After your visit, sit back and enjoy coffee and a pastry in our Big Little Whale Café, and be sure to check out the souvenir shop, which features a carefully curated variety of gifts and other items, including many by local designers.

Live guided tours are available for free for ticket holders at 11:00 and 15:00 daily.

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What is 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 16+ languages) - we recommend bringing headphones compatible with your smartphone

Meeting point
  • Whales of Iceland, Fiskislóð 23, Reykjavík, 101
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