Whales of Iceland

Discover the magical underwater world of Iceland
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“Visiting Whales of Iceland in Reykjavik is the best way of exploring the underwater world of Iceland without actually going into the water yourself.”

Did you know, when flying to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean with Icelandair, you can make a stopover up to seven days in Iceland without paying extra? Visiting Whales of Iceland gives you the perfect opportunity to learn more about the magical underwater world of Iceland if you’re only spending a short time in Reykjavik.

Whales of Iceland is an exhibition in the heart of Reykjaviks old harbour area. It is a museum that exhibits 23 life size models of the various whale species found in Icelandic waters. All the models are handmade with care and attention to detail. The ambient light surrounding the whales makes it feel like you are underwater with them. Hear them sing as you walk through the exhibition.

Visiting Whales of Iceland is not only educational, but also very fun to visit. It is a great family activity, but also great for grown ups who want to learn more about these beautiful giants. It is the best way of exploring the underwater world without actually going into the water yourself and it will give you an impression of the size of the animals. A fun bonus: in contrast to real whales, these are safe to touch!

Tip: Your Reykjavik City Card gives you a 30% discount on your visit to Whales of Iceland!

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Reykjavík 101 IS
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