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Whales of Iceland Museum

4,300 ISK

Children (7-15yrs) 2,150 ISK

Children (0-6yrs) FREE

Experience life-size models of 23 types of whales at Whales of Iceland! This educational and interactive museum is full of underwater sounds, interactive technology, and educational information for all ages - a must do when in Reykjavik!

Tour description

The Whales of Iceland museum is a fantastic addition to our whale watching tours! You will get to learn even more about the whales that live in Faxaflói Bay and around Iceland during your visit. Whales of Iceland features life-size, hand-painted models of 23 species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Enjoy this unique experience to walk through the world of whales, enjoying the soothing whale songs, ambient underwater lighting and beach-like floors. You can see just how big these amazing cetaceans actually are while you stand next to the models – and you are welcome to touch and explore each whale!

The latest addition to Whales of Iceland is the Fin Whale Room. This room highlights the various threats (and their solutions) that marine mammals face today. The film Sonic Sea plays daily at 10:30, 12:15, 14:00, and 15:45 in the room, and features incredible underwater footage of whales throughout the day.

A daily live-guided tour is also available for free for all ticket holders at 11:00 and 15:00.

Whales of Iceland is located just 15 minutes walking distance from our ticket office in the Old Harbour, in the Grandi area. Grandi continues to grow and welcome additional museums, shops and restaurants. Once you have experienced all that the museum has to offer you can finish your visit with a freshly baked pastry & cup of coffee in their Whale Cafe. Make sure to purchase a souvenir in their gift shop on the way out – this unique shop has a variety of souvenirs from local and international artists.

What's included

  • Admission to the spectacular whale museum
  • Daily live-guided tours at 11:00 & 15:00
  • Interactive whale anatomy display
  • Audio guide in 16 languages, we recommend bringing headphones compatible with your mobile device
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking right outside

Tour details


Audio guides are available in 16 languages!


Café & Souvenir shop on site

Additional information

Our audio guide, translated into 16 languages, can be accessed onsite from any iOS or Android device simply by scanning a QR code – no downloads needed. Free Wi-Fi is available at the museum.

Important information

The museum is open daily all year round (except December 25th)
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Whales of Iceland is fully wheelchair accessible.

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