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Whales of Iceland Museum

4.300 ISK

Children (7-15 years): 2.150 ISK

Children (0-6 years): FREE


Imagine walking around with the whales underwater! The Whales of Iceland museum boasts life-sized models of 23 different types of whales, located right in the harbour area. The museum is full of sounds, visual treats and interactive technology – a must-do when in Reykjavik!

Tour description

At the spectacular museum Whales of Iceland in Reykjavik you will get to learn everything you need to know about every whale that has been found in Icelandic waters throughout the history. With 25 life size whale models and a lot of in-depth information about whales, interactive experiences, underwater footage of whales you are in for a BIG and unique experience. Walking through this wonder world with soothing whale sounds, ambient underwater lighting and beach-like floors truly makes you feel like you are deep under water exploring these gentle giants of the ocean.

In only a 15 minute walk from the old Reykjavik harbour you will get to the museum, in an old fishing industry area that has in recent years been renovated for museums, shops & restaurants. Once you have experienced all the museum has to offer you can finish with a freshly baked pastry & a cup of coffee in their café. If you just love whales and would like to take one home, you can of course get a sneaky souvenir on the way out.

  • A live guided tour of Whales of Iceland is offered daily at 11:00 and 15:00.
  • Additionally, the award-winning film Sonic Sea is screened daily at 10:30, 12:15, 14:00, and 15:45.
  • Both are available for all ticket holders at no extra cost!

The Whales of Iceland museum is such a great addition to our whale watching tours, so if you are interested in combining both, we recommend booking the discounted whale combo here.

What's included

  • 25 full size whale models
  • Whale anatomy interactive surface
  • Audio guide included in 17 languages, we recommend bringing headphones compatible with your mobile device
  • Free parking right outside
  • Live guided tours daily at 11:00 and 15:00
  • Sonic Sea screenings daily at 10:30, 12:15, 14:00, and 15:45

Tour details




Audio Guide available in 17 languages


Café & Souvenir shop on site

Important information

The museum is open 10:00 – 17:00 daily all year round (except December 25th).

Whales of Iceland is fully wheelchair accessible.

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