Visit the Whales of Iceland Exhibition in Reykjavik


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Visit the fantastic Whales of Iceland exhibition in Reykjavík during your visit to Iceland. This excellent museum, dedicated to the country’s ocean mammals, is a brilliant stop for families and wildlife lovers, especially those with a particular interest in whales, dolphins and porpoises. 

With 23 life-size replica models displayed as part of the exhibition, you can easily appreciate the sheer enormity of these majestic creatures. The models have been hand-painted, with each of their dimensions and skin detail based on an authentic living whale. The models are built of soft, spongy material, allowing children to explore without concern. 

During your trip, you’ll see the major superstars that call Icelandic coastal waters their home, including the likes of humpbacks, minkes and even the mighty blue whale. 

To compliment your visit to the Whales of Iceland, you can also take part in a new Virtual Reality experience. Adorning a specialised headset, you will descend to the ocean floor where whales and dolphins appear to surround you. These fantastic visuals not only provide not only educational information but heaps of fun for kids and adults alike.  

Before arriving, make sure to download the free companion app on your phone to receive an informative audio guide. Whales of Iceland provide free wifi and headphones. At 10.30 and 13.30 every day, a live-guided tour is offered at no extra cost for ticket-holders. This experience can last up to forty-five minutes and includes a fascinating examination of whale teeth and bones.

When you have finished discovering all the exhibition has to offer, make sure to pay a visit to the adjoining Whale Café & The Whale Souvenir Shop. It is the perfect place to stop for a delicious cup of coffee, best enjoyed while reading Moby Dick, or any other of the insightful wildlife books on offer. 

Don’t miss out on your chance to visit the Whales of Iceland in the capital city Reykjavík. It is the perfect activity for rainy days, or, simply, for those keen to learn more about these captivating marine animals.  Book now to secure your ticket to this fun-filled, family-friendly exhibition.


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