The Whales of Iceland Exhibition features 23 life-size, handmade models of all of the different whale species that have been found in Icelandic waters. The exhibition allows you to see just how big these giants of the sea actually are, and how small we are in comparison! The models include a fantastic 25m (82 ft) long blue whale, a sperm whale and the critically endangered North Atlantic Right Whale. Every model is based off of an actual whale in the ocean. The models are soft, squishy and fun to touch - so feel free to truly explore!
Whales of Iceland features interactive displays including a station on the anatomy of a minke whale and the effects of sound pollution. There is a VR headset available in the cafe, and information stands for each whale throughout the exhibition. The latest addition is the Fin Whale Room, which highlights the threats (and their solutions) that whales face today.
Audio guides are available for every guest (in 12+ languages!) and live-guided tours are offered in English every day at 10:30 and 13:30. The award winning film Sonic Sea is screened in the Fin Whale Room at 11:00 and 15:00. Amazing underwater footage of whales is shown throughout the day, so you can relax in the underwater lighting and soundscape while enjoying the films.
After your visit through the exhibition you can grab a drink and pastry in the Whale Cafe. Feel free to grab one of the many whale books and check out the plastic-free gift shop before you leave! The gift shop features unique souvenirs from both local and foreign artists. This is the perfect way to learn more about the marine wildlife around us, and the exhibition has something for all ages.
Whales of Iceland is open daily year-round from 10:00 – 17:00, and is closed on December 25th.
The Whales of Iceland Exhibition is open daily from 10:00-17:00 (closed Dec. 25th).