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Whales of Iceland Tours

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
Admission: Varies
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Whales Of Iceland Admission Ticket

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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$25.35
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US$25.35
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Whales of Iceland from Land and Sea

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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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$97.77
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US$97.77
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City Sightseeing Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$36.21
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US$36.21
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The Golden Circle and City Sightseeing

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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  • 8 hours to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$80.00
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US$80.00
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Reykjavík City Private Tour

Reykjavík City Private Tour

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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$248.00
Price varies by group size
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US$248.00
Price varies by group size
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Reykjavik Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Reykjavik Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover the delights of Iceland’s vibrant capital by hop-on hop-off bus tour on this 1-day Reykjavik shore excursion. Hop aboard your bus service and head through the city with your audio-guide. See top attractions along the way, and gain insight into Reykjavik’s heritage and culture. Customize your route to hit the attractions you want to see, and hop on and off the bus at your leisure. Explore sites such as the Harpa concert hall, the National Museum, Skarfabakki Harbour and the iconic Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral before heading back to port.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$36.21
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US$36.21
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Frequently Asked Questions

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 5 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 25.35. Guided Whales of Iceland tours start around USD 25.35 per person. See all 5 Whales of Iceland tickets and tours on Viator.
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