Whales of Iceland, Reykjavik

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  • an amazingly informative whales exhibit, with models made to scale. Some are huge, and you can touch. Highly recommend the audio guide. A great gift shop at the end, and a nice café inside. Learned a ...  more »
  • We had a Reykjavik city card which gives discount to this museum so we didn't pay full price, I appreciate it is expensive. We spent an enjoyable couple of hours walking around listening to the audio ...  more »
  • Where to start, I may be english and we may be seen to be moany but wow, what an absolute waste of £21.50 per person. Upon entering there were maybe 5 or 6 whales made of rubber, the attempt at making...  more »
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  • Not a huge exhibit, but very personal. The ability to stand next to life size replicas gives a very intimate experience that you don’t get from museum displays. They have an audio guide (mp3 + headphones in multiple languages) that was very informative, with many uncommonly know facts. I took my teenage son there (who is extremely knowledgeable on ocean mammals) and he was impressed. Took about 1 hour to complete. Added bonus: you are allowed to touch all the whale models.
  • A very unique experience given in a very informative manner. Lots of information to take in and a great perspective view of the whales of the area. Life size models and in depth explanations of the whales were very memorable, along with a well designed layout, meaning you can literally put a hand inside the models for that real life comparison. The staff were very helpful, the museum has lots of car parking in front and is also only a 15 minute walk from the centre of Reykjavik.
  • Superb attraction with life sized whales and dolphins. Audio commentary and interactive stations provide the educational element but the sheer wonder of walking around these enormous displays is hard to express
  • Something to do in Reykjavik! I bit of a walking trek on foot if your hotel is central, but do-able even in the snow. Huge full sized models of Earth's largest animals, with an informative audio guide.
  • We visited the Whales museum after being suggested from a local tourist geek! It was an incredible experience as it was the first time getting informed for the different whales species! We learned many stuff for the Willy, blue whales and we saw a real skeleton of a blue whale that was decorating the museum's cafe! The price was 21£ pp which was reasonable for getting an MP3 device that allow us to be self-guided in the area! If you love the nature, mammals and have a genuine curiosity for the sea life is a must place to visit!

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