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Whales of Iceland

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Whales of Iceland is the newest and largest whale exhibition in Europe. Guests can learn about these giants of the sea in an interactive and modern environment right in the heart of Reykjavik's harbor area. This year-round exhibition features...more
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Fiskislod 23, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Took our 3 ½ year old to see the whales in this amazing museum and ended up spending a couple of hours there. Life size Orcas, Baleens, Blue Whale, Narwhal, and Dolphins all seemingly floating underwater! The best part was the whale sculpture/play structure that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank XtinaDunham
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a very small museum with large rubber whales hanging from ceiling. You were given an audio recording that talked about each whale. Nice to see as I believe they were made to scale but the children were bored and if it was not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sarahh67
Reviewed 6 days ago

A small but good museum. The entrance, shop, loos and cloakroom are very welcoming (and warm!). It's s lightly out of town - a walk past the old harbour. 5,800 kr for two adults is quite expensive by UK standards. You get an audio tour...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Emma_Andy100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on the outskirts of Reykjavik (but still within easy walking distance, and no need to take a bus), this place is host to life-sized models of around ¼ of the world’s cetaceous species. It takes an hour or so to do the tour with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Al_Gale777
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice exhibition area. The whole place is very spacious and easy to move around. There is an audio tour on headsets you can take and then, due to the layout, you can go back and see whatever you want without the audio guide. There...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maria-Kassandra S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a huge place but still large enough to hold multiple life size models of whales. Not sure what others are looking for but it is housed in a big warehouse 10 minute or so walk from the city center I didn't consider price when...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank theswissmister
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn’t blown away with the replicas of the whales - some are looking slightly tired and unrealistic but it does give you a true scale of how huge some of these incredible animals are. Atmospheric whale calls and very informative headsets up the ante....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 127jayneg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say - a really staggering display of life sized models of the various types of whale. I found the audio guide to be excellent and was able to get a far better understanding of these magnificent creatures. And it was particularly satisfying...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jasper1944
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very enthusiastic about our visit to this museum. The tour includes an audio tour which is very helpful in the explanation of the various whales. Lots of space so you can stand back and fully appreciate the size of the various whales. Also great information...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elizabethadvisor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rather I would recommend to visit this museum than to eat whale meat in some of restaurants in Iceland. The price of the entrance is not cheap, but I didn't regret that I visited this particular museum.If I remember well, the entrance cost me around...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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John C
9 February 2019|
Response from clara732 | Reviewed this property |
I can’t really answer your question because it was just the two of us. Kids will love it though. It’s very educational and fun with the audio tour. Nice little cafe in there too which is very reasonable for Iceland.
Amabel F
24 August 2017|
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24 August 2017|
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Response from Globetrotter045 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and surprisingly not that expensive. At least not for the small ones. I bought some small whale figures.
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