Perlan Museum Glacier & Ice Cave Exhibition

Perlan Museum Glacier & Ice Cave Exhibition
Your children will learn all kinds of new amazing facts and figures about Iceland's formation.
Perlan Museum presents interesting exhibitions in Iceland in a fun, educational and scientific way.
The entire family will find Perlan Museum an inspiration, providing them with more insight into Iceland's fascinating background.
Perlan Museum, instantly recognisable for its domed roof, is one of Reykjavík's main landmarks.
The observation deck at Perlan Museum provides incredible views over Iceland's capital city.
Perlan Museum's Út í bláinn restaurant enables you to eat from within the rotating glass dome!

Discover a frosty wonderland inside Reykjavík city with an ice cave exhibition at Perlan Museum. This exhibit brings glaciers to the city centre with a 100 metre (300 ft) one of a kind, man-made ice cave. Travellers wanting to experience an ice cave without leaving the city should not let this opportunity pass them by. 

The world-class exhibition centres around glaciers and climate change. Guests first enter a fascinating photo exhibition on recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland by Ragnar Th., one of Iceland's best-known photographers. Then guests enter the foyer of the exhibit where they will be given a brief introduction on how ice and snow have shaped Iceland's cultural heritage.

From there, guests enter the Ice Cave, which is a 100-meter man-made ice tunnel showcasing the interior of a glacier with blue ice, ash layers, glacier crevasses and a moulin or a glacier mill. Guests are urged to use their senses, not only to watch but to feel the cold, to touch the ice and to listen to the sounds of the glaciers.

After going through the tunnel, guests enter the second part of the exhibition; an interactive educational display on glaciers and their future, with Vatnajökull glacier as the main subject.

Visitors will learn about the magnitude of glaciers in Iceland, how many they are and how different they are. The centrepiece is an interactive wall helping guests to better understand the forces of the glaciers and the volcanic activity under them. Finally, there is a section on climate change and the effect global warming has on glaciers, Vatnajökull in particular.

Perlan is a glass-domed building that was built around large water tanks on the highest hill in the city, providing a fantastic view of Reykjavík from an observation platform.

Included in the admission fee is a visit to the 360° Reykjavík observation deck on the top floor of Perlan. From the platform, you can see mountains and the ocean, volcanoes, geothermal areas, and a glacier. 

The Perlan Museum is one of the biggest attraction in Reykjavík. As well as operating a magnificent museum on Icelandic natural wonders, it also holds a fantastic restaurant and a café with a great view of the city.  Perlan museum is a must-see for all visitors of Reykjavík.

So what are you waiting for? Hurry down to one of Reykjavík's most recognisable landmarks and you too can discover the glacier and ice cave exhibition. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Reykjavík, Langjökull, Perlan, Capital Region
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00. 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 20:30,

Perlan Museum ticket desk

First tour starts at opening at 09:00 AM.

Tours every 10 minutes.

Last tour at 06:00 PM

Free Parking

  • Entrance to the Glacier and Ice Cave Exhibition

  • Entrance to the 360° Reykjavík Observation Deck

  • Warm vests for the Ice Cave

  • Food

  • pick up

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Camera

Good to know:

The Ice cave is -10°C (14°F) so we recommend bringing a jacket but we lend our guests vests free of charge to keep warm.


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No credit card fees
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