Whales of Iceland is the newest and largest whale exhibition in Europe. This year-round indoor exhibition features life-size models of all 23 whale species found in Iceland´s coastal waters, as well as man-made skeletons of whales in spectacular interactive environment.
The exhibition is open every day from 9am to 6pm in winter and from 9am to 7pm in summer. It is located right in the heart of Reykjavík’s harbour area. This is also an innovative venue evening receptions. There is no better way to learn about the Whales of Iceland than seeing these giants up close and personal in full-size. They are so large that you will hardly believe your eyes, and you will certainly leave with a new perspective and appreciation for these interesting and beautiful animals.
This innovative exhibition features an interactive Minke whale and information stations that enhance and educate visitors about each whale. The exhibition space is stunning where the whales are the centerpiece and the atmosphere is like no other. You may feel like you are walking underwater. The strictest attention to detail and authenticity for the whale models was the foremost concern for Whales of Iceland. A marine biologist was consulted for accurate information and descriptive materials about each whale. The results of this data are beautifully rendered in the life size models that are realistic in size, anatomy and colour.
- 1:00 hours
- Hot tip
- Dress warmly and don't be shy to also put on our warm overalls!
- Entrance to the whale exhibition
- Free parking
- Free WiFi
The Whales of Iceland exhibition is located in Reykjavík’s harbour area (Fiskislóð 23-25, 101 Reykjavík). Getting there on foot from downtown Reykjavík is easy and enjoyable and buses run frequently through the city centre, but parking is of course also available. After your tour of the exhibition, you can enjoy light refreshments at our café a
nd browse through our selection at the exhibition gift shop.