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Whales of Iceland Museum Tour

Visit the Whales Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland

Wander among 23 life-sized man-made models of various whale species found in the Icelandic waters.


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The Whales of Iceland museum in Reykjavik, Iceland offers an opportunity to get up close to the wonderful world of whales and learn about their evolution, biology, and habitat. Located on Reykjavik’s harbor, the museum is a great way to spend a day exploring and learning about these fascinating creatures with the whole family! The multilingual audio guide will navigate you through the enormous exhibition and present you with little-known and fun facts about whales. There’s also a chance to experience the life of whales from the bottom of the sea with Virtual Reality glasses!

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    30 minutes

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level


  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


  • Min. Age

    No Age Limit

  • Departs from


  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    2.900 ISK

Tour highlights
23 life-sized models of various whale species
Whales of Iceland Exhibition
Multilingual Audio Guide
Virtual Reality Experience
Songs of the Whales
Admission Fee
Multilingual Audio Guide

The Whales of Iceland museum provides an excellent opportunity to stroll around the life-sized models of various whale species. The museum holds 23 hand-made and painted models based on the actual size and look of dolphins, bowhead, beluga, narwhal and many other different kinds of whales. Among the various species of whales, you’ll also find 82 ft (25 m) long blue whale, a full-size sperm whale, and an endangered North Atlantic right whale.

For those seeking more interaction, try out Virtual Reality goggles! They are included in the admission fee and put you right into the middle of the ocean. You can observe life in Icelandic waters and learn about whales while they swim around you.

Unlike in any other museum, here, you’re allowed to touch and examine the creatures. It’s an interactive experience for children as well as adults. The museum is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m all year long. The admissions fee for adults is 2 900 ISK, for families 5 800 ISK and free for kids under 7 years old. There’s also an option to get a guided tour of the museum between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Pick-up Information:

It’s a meet on location tour and pick up option is not available. The address of the museum is Fiskislóð 23-25 – Reykjavík 101.

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