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Whales of Iceland has 23 life-sized models.Photo from Whales of Iceland

The Whale of Iceland is the biggest exhibition on whales in the world, located in Reykjavík, which also works towards their conservation. It is accessible for all ages.

The Whales of Iceland Exhibition

The Whales of Iceland Exhibition is best-known for have life-sized models of all 23 species of cetacean (whales, dolphins and porpoises) found in this country’s waters. As the greatest animals that have ever lived, blue whales and fin whales, are seen on occasion, some of these models are enormous.

The exhibition has a wealth of information, and it is possible to download a free audio-guide app on your tablet or phone so that you can listen to facts about these animals as you marvel over the models. This audio-guide is available in English, German and Icelandic.

There is free wifi and headphones so that you can download this on site. The audio tour lasts half an hour. There are also virtual reality headsets for a unique, interactive experience.

The whale models in the Whales of Iceland are very realistic.Photo from Whales of Iceland

After exploring the museum, you can enjoy fresh pastries and hot drinks at the onsite cafe, or buy a memento at the souvenir shop.

The Whales of Iceland Exhibition has a ideology based off of a deep respect for the beautiful creatures it features. It works closely with whale watching companies and the Marine Institute of Iceland to research the animals and work on how to protect them.

Admission to Whales of Iceland

The Whales of Iceland Exhibition is open throughout the year from 10:00 to 17:00. Admission is 2,900 ISK for adults, 1,500 ISK for children between seven and fifteen, and free for those under seven. For two adults and two children, it is 5,900 ISK.

The museum is located at Reykjavík’s harbour, close to the whale watching boats that head out into Faxaflói Bay. Certain whale watching tickets have a coupon discounting entry to the museum on the back.

With a Reykjavík City Card, you’ll receive a 30% discount.

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