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Reykjavik: Whales of Iceland Exhibition Entrance Ticket

Product ID: 65203
Marvel at 23 life-size models of whales with an entrance ticket to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition. Get a new perspective on the majestic creatures, and learn more about the habits of beluga, minke, and humpbacks. Discover the “Unicorn of the Sea.”
About this ticket
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
English, Icelandic
Audio guide/headphones
Chinese, English, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See 23 life-size models of whales at the Whales of Iceland Exhibition
  • Play with interactive displays to learn more about the minke whale
  • Enjoy our audioguide, available in more than 12 languages and daily screenings of Sonic Sea at 11 AM and 3 PM
  • Take a virtual reality swim with the whales
  • Visit the Fin Whale Room to learn more about the threats - and their solutions - that marine mammals face today
Full description
Visit the largest exhibition of its kind in the Europe at the Whales of Iceland Exhibition, and see 23 life-size models of whales spotted in the waters in and around Iceland. Spend a few hours gaining a new perspective and greater appreciation for these majestic animals.

Take a leisurely 20-minute walk - or short drive - from the heart of Reykjavík to the harbor. Upon arrival at the Whales of Iceland Exhibition, play with interactive displays and read detailed information about 23 species of aquatic mammals. Marvel at the leviathan of the sea at a display of a blue whale that stretches nearly the length of a basketball court. Learn more about the narwhal, the “Unicorn of the Sea” and see the “horn” or “tusk” that is actually an elongated tooth. Stroll among the displays of beluga, humpback, minke, and killer whales. 

Absorb in-depth information about the marine mammals around Iceland with an audio guide. Visit the Fin Whale Room to learn more about the threats that whales face and what we can do to resolve them. Be sure to watch a screening of the film Sonic Sea, shown daily at 11 AM and 3 PM. All ticket holders are welcome to join the daily guided tours in English at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM. On your way out, stop by the Whale Cafe for a drink and a snack beneath the whales.
  • Entry to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition
  • Use of audio guide - available in more than 12 languages
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Activity sheets available for children - please ask at our front desk
  • Free parking
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks, available for purchase on-site
  • Hotel transfers

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Meeting point

Whales of Iceland, Fiskislóð 23, Reykjavík.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Drinks and refreshments can be purchased at our Whale Cafe
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Very nice and good to introduce

The exhibition really helped to show you how big and how majestic the whales are. It is incredible that there are such great creatures in the world. Unfortunately the exhibition was a bit small. But it was distributed free coffee, tea and water. You definitely have to see that in Reykjavik.

April 12, 2017

Good activity with the family.

Our whale watching activity was canceled due to bad weather, so we came to visit this museum. Entrance fee a little expensive, the museum seems very small, in a pre-manufactured, but we have not regretted this family visit. The models are well made, there are good explanations for each animal, movies, VR headsets. Hot drinks are offered with appetizers, we were able to consume our own sandwiches on site, and visit at our own pace. There are also activities for the kids, which our 3.5 year old daughter really enjoyed.

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December 28, 2016

Just not worth the walk to that side of town and the ticket price.

February 15, 2020

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Product ID: 65203