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.
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.