Imagine walking around with the whales underwater! Whales of Iceland, Reykjavík’s spectacular whale museum, gives you the opportunity to do just that. Its permanent exhibition consists of life-size models of all 23 whale species ever found in Icelandic waters, including the gigantic blue whale, the largest animal to have ever existed, a massive sperm whale, the largest toothed predator on our planet, and other iconic species such as orcas and the endangered North Atlantic right whale. Each one has been painstakingly hand-painted, ensuring that they accurately depict what whales look like in their natural habitat.
While wandering around with the giants of the deep, visitors can learn all about them with the complimentary audio guide, available in 12+ languages. When combined with the multiple interactive educational exhibits, informational displays for every species, and spectacular documentaries and footage of whales played on a huge cinema screen throughout the day, Whales of Iceland is truly a BIG experience!
And on your way out, be sure to check out the Big Little Whale Café serving up coffee and freshly-baked pastries, and the souvenir shop featuring a carefully curated variety of gifts and other items, including many made by local designers.
Learn all about these magnificent creatures in Europe’s largest whale museum, found right here in Reykjavík, Iceland!
Fiskislóð 23-25, in the Grandi area next to the Reykjavík Old Harbour, and about a 15-minute walk from the city center. See directions below.
10 a.m. until 5 p.m. every day