Whales Of IcelandCurrently Closed
- Address: Fiskislóð 23-25, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Reykjavik
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +35-45710077
- Ticket Price: 2900 ISK
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Exhibition
Europe’s largest whale exhibition features twenty three life sized foam and steel models of the biggest creatures inhabiting the seas around Iceland. These include dolphins, beluga whales, narwhals, blue whales, sperm whales and orcas. There is also an interactive exhibit that explores the internal physiology of a whale. The exhibit also helps to organise whaling tours if you’re interested. Their VR exhibit plunges you into the marine world of these beasts. In short, this is an incredibly immersive exhibit. The establishment of this exhibit is at least a little political. It’s hoped that this will help move away from Iceland’s image as a whaling nation.
- You can organise private events here.
- Wheelchair accessible.
- 7-15 years 1,500 ISK
- Senior citizens 2,000 ISK
- Free for under age of 7
- Families 5,800 ISK
- Fiskislod Bus Station
- Grunnslod Bus Station
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15.67% of people who visit Reykjavik include Whales Of Iceland in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
39% of people start their Whales Of Iceland visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Whales Of Iceland
61.86% of people prefer walking in order to reach Whales Of Iceland
Educational and interesting museum. There's mostly real size models of whales but they are really well done. Some other interesting stuff but what really amazes you is the size of some of those nautical mammals.
Very fun and interactive museum of whales. They had life sized models of about 15 different whales each with a bit of information on them. It was very neat to be able to stand next three world's largest mammal. Over all very well down but a little expensive.
It’s about $24 USD per person. Did not need to buy in advance in November. Plenty of parking. They give you an audio guide that takes you through the three rooms they have. Each whale figure is hung from the ceiling & you’re able to view each one as the audio gives you interesting facts on each. The audio goes over about 10 whales but there are actually a few more in the museum. Each whale also has a tablet stand in front of it that you can watch videos & learn more facts about. Although this museum was very informative, it was not worth the value of the ticket. Small gift shop & cafe located inside. There is a little area small kids can climb on playground whales. Don’t be heartbroken if you miss this but if you need to kill some time & love whales then this is your place.
Great way to guarantee you'll see whales! As both my husband and I studied Marine Biology at uni it was fun to wander round and see if we could identify the species displayed with the models here!
To expand your knowledge and appreciation of these great beasts a visit to this museum is a must. It is classy and very well done, with useful information to accompany the life size, superbly produced models. Kids and adults alike can have a captivating time. Recommended.