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Whales of Iceland Tours

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Whales of Iceland
One of the largest exhibitions of its kind, Whales of Iceland features life-size models of whale species found in Iceland's coastal waters throughout history: from a harbor porpoise to a blue whale nearly as long as a basketball court. Seeing how these mammals look up close is a family-friendly way to learn more about the vast underwater world.

The Basics

Whales of Iceland is an innovative exhibition space. To save time, book your admission ticket online in advance, then check out the interactive media displays for an in-depth understanding of the majestic mammals. For the fullest experience, book a tour that combines a visit to the exhibition with a whale-watching cruise.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Whales of Iceland is a must-visit for travelers interested in marine life.
  • The exhibition is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
  • Admission is discounted for children under 15.
  • A free audio guide is available to download.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in the building.
  • There’s a café and souvenir shop on-site.

How to Get There
Located in the Grandi area at Fiskislod 23, Whales of Iceland is about a 15-minute walk from the Reykjavik city center. Hop-on hop-off buses and public bus number 14 stop at the exhibition building.

When to Get There

Whales of Iceland is open year-round, every day except December 25. Opening hours are generally from 10am to 5pm, and admission includes a guided tour in the afternoon.

Grandi
Formerly the center of Reykjavik’s fishing industry, Grandi (the Old Harbor) is becoming one of the city’s trendiest areas—sometimes known as the “fishpacking district,” a nod to Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, which underwent a similar transformation. Here you’ll find popular restaurants, cafés, and Icelandic design stores, as well as a variety of museums, including the Maritime Museum and the Saga Museum.
Address: Fiskislóð 23-25, Reykjavík 101, Iceland
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Reykjavik

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Take time for this and the movie
Mary_K
, Feb 2020
We waited for the guided tour with Claire and she was amazing. Very informative and also concerning. Stayed for the feature movie which was also very informative and concerning. I highly recommend a visit to this exhibit.

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Skip the Line: Whales Of Iceland Admission TicketAttraction Tickets

Skip the Line: Whales Of Iceland Admission Ticket

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Secure your ticket in advance and explore the Whales of Iceland Exhibition at your own pace. Walk past 23 man-made, life-size models of the various whale species in Iceland, and use the interactive stations to watch videos and learn about the different species. This family-friendly experience is centrally located in Reykjavik.
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The Golden Circle and City Sightseeing

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Visit Iceland’s stunning Golden Circle and go Reykjavik sightseeing too, on this action-packed combination tour. You’ll save hours researching Iceland highlights by having a fantastic itinerary of top sites planned out for you. Travel by bus between dispersed Golden Circle attractions including the Geysir geothermal area, Thingvellir National Park, and Gullfoss Waterfall. You’ll also learn about geothermal pesticide-free farming at Fridheimar Farm. When you get to Reykjavik, you’ll have the freedom to choose which sites you visit by having a hop-on hop-off bus ticket.
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City Sightseeing Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover Reykjavik by City Sightseeing bus, and explore the Icelandic capital on a hop-on hop-off tour. Your voucher is valid for 24 hours, so use it to ride around Reykjavik and visit the attractions that interest you most. Hop off to visit Laugardalur Valley, Harpa Concert Hall and more, or stay on board for a full loop and listen to the audio commentary to learn about the city.
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Whales of Iceland from Land and Sea

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Gain insight into some of Iceland’s most magnificent native wildlife on an adventurous whale-watching cruise from Reykjavik along with admission to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition. Hop aboard your boat in Reykjavik’s Old Harbor and head out into Faxaflói Bay. Watch the waves for graceful minke and humpback whales, and curious porpoises and dolphins. Learn of the creatures’ life-cycles and habits from the informative on-board commentary. Before or after the cruise, visit the Whales of Iceland exhibition at your leisure and admire life-size models of Iceland’s native whale species.
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Private Reykjavík City Tour with a local guide who grew up in the city. Get a relaxed private introduction of some of the landmarks sites of Reykjavík. Visit places like Perlan, Harpa, Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavíkurhöfn, Þingholtin, Laugardalur and more. Learn about the history behind those places what they stand for and perhaps learn to say them like a local.
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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Whales of Iceland tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Whales of Iceland can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 8 Whales of Iceland tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Whales of Iceland 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Whales of Iceland costs USD 23.37. Guided Whales of Iceland tours start around USD 23.37 per person. See all 8 Whales of Iceland tickets and tours on Viator.
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