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Whales of Iceland, Reykjavik

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Where to stay in Reykjavik

In this highly walkable capital, many of Reykjavik's hotels and guesthouses offer close proximity to the city's popular attractions, bars, and restaurants. The waterfront offers an exciting dose of activity. Although Reykjavik provides plenty of accommodations to its flocks of visitors, there is a dearth of budget options in the city. Price-conscious visitors should consider staying in a hostel, with both private and dorm rooms available, or a nearby campsite. Although the campground is not as centrally located as some hotels, guests are better positioned to take advantage of the natural surroundings.
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  • It was a wet day and this proved a sheltered and slightly interesting distraction. Everything in Iceland is expensive but for the opportunity to see models of whales the price was probably a bit over ...  more »
  • I just got back with my fiance and i got us tickets to this place. Cheap enough which was good since it is not very big. Probably about a size of a small warehouse (1700 sq meter). The life sized anim...  more »
  • Well, okay, maybe not everything. But, plenty. The free, 30-minute audio tour on the headset (included with the price of admission) is charming, vivid, and witty.  more »
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  • Fantastic exhibit. Very interactive - you can actually touch the fake whales and they made them out of a material that feels like what I would guess a whale feels like. The audio tour (app based) is very nice. I great way to spend 1-2 hours indoors in Reykjavik.
  • Interesting museum! It's incredible to see the whales in actual scale models that you can just walk up to. There is free wifi that you can use to download the app that has an audio tour (I believe it's in Icelandic, English, and German). It's just fun to walk around and look at how big whales are. There's also a cafe in the museum where you can have a light meal.
  • This is a good museum - the whale models are huge and plentiful and the lighting and sound effects go a long way to creating a submarine atmosphere. Typically Icelandic - there's good coffee thrown in for free. We took our 2 year old son who had a great time but flew round in about half an hour. A speedy tour meant it was an expensive trip - no charge for him but about £20 per adult. We enjoyed it, but it would be better value for older kids. Great to end the trip with a walk round the corner to Valdis ice cream parlour
  • Very well done exhibition with lots of information and interactive pieces to enjoy. Only criticism would be the high price given the relatively small size of the place and around one hour visit time. Having said that I think the high price is a normal feature of tourist attractions in Iceland so in reality the price is probably not all that bad compared with other places.
  • This attraction is best enjoyed by those who appreciate scale. Life-sized replicas of whales suspended in the air give a wondrous feel to the viewer. There is not very much science here, so expect more spectacle than education. Admission is not cheap but is on par with Iceland.