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Visiting Perlan Museum Reykjavik

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Iceland has been a mysterious island for a long time now. Even though it has opened up now, many parts of the country are still vastly unknown to the global public. The Perlan museum aims to change that and bring all the wonders of Iceland to you that too all in one place. This museum brings the wonders of Iceland alive in one of the worlds most unique exhibition. This is done through cutting edge technology, science, design and photography. The exhibits at this museum include a real man-made ice cave which is over a hundred meters long as well as an interactive glacier exhibit. On display is also the immersive Forces of Nature show which explains all the amazing products of natural forces. This museum makes use of the finest technology available including virtual reality entertainment as well as a virtual aquarium at the Latrabjarg Cliff. The 360-degree observation deck is also one of the best in the country. All of these attractions at one place make this museum worthy of your time and you should definitely visit it on your trip to Iceland.

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Travel the entire Iceland from The Perlan Museum

Travel the entire Iceland from The Perlan Museum

Wonders of Iceland

Wonders of Iceland

Iceland is a country of scenic landscapes and parts of the nation have been transformed into spectacular places because of the forces of nature. The nature has given Iceland volcanoes, glaciers, geothermal marvels and what not. To see all of these marvels, one would have to travel the entire country but here at the Perlan Museum’s Wonders of Iceland exhibit, you can visit all the marvels at one place. This achieved using the best of technology, science, design and photography.

Perlan View

Perlan View

Perlan View is another one of the popular things to do at this museum. The Perlan View is a 360-degree observation deck on the fourth floor of the museum. This deck is equipped with telescopes with which you can see the entire city of Reykjavik and then some more. The amazing town when seen from this observatory looks even more spectacular.

Ice Cave

Ice Cave

The Ice Cave at the Perlan Museum is one of the chief reasons to visit this museum. This ice cave has been artificially made. It is about a hundred meters long and has been made with the help of 350 tons of snow. This snow was specifically brought from the Blue Mountain for this exhibit. This exhibit stimulates the feeling of living inside a real ice cave.

Glaciers Exhibit

Glaciers Exhibit

The Glaciers Exhibit is a peek into the uniqueness of the glaciers. This exhibit shows the poor conditions of the glaciers as well as their bleak future. This exhibit also explains the effect of the melting glaciers on the world and all the species living on it. The glaciers are home to a wide variety of unusual creatures and the visitors are introduced to them as well.

Forces of Nature

Forces of Nature

Iceland has undergone various volcanoes, tectonic plate shifts, earthquakes as well as has a number of geothermal areas. All of these can be experienced at this exhibit. This exhibit is a proof of the actual power of nature and what it can do. This exhibit is a must visit.

Perlan Museum Reykjavik Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

The tickets to the museum are available online as it is the best way to buy them. Buying them at the museum is also possible but it includes long queues and fairly long waiting times and may even lead to disappointment and hence it is better to book the online.

How To Get Around?

The museum can be reached from anywhere in the city with the help of a taxi or by public transport. Taxi is our recommendation as they can be hailed from anywhere.

What Should I Wear?

Causal and comfortable clothes are the way to go. Avoid wearing anything fancy.

Perlan Museum Reykjavik Facts

Best Time to Visit

The exhibits are open all year long but it is recommended to visit during the period of summer as the weather is better during that period.


Icelandic krona

Will I Need a Guide?

No, a guide is not required.

How To Get There?

Reykjavik is reachable by air and that the best and quickest way to get there. Other options include changing of modes of commute.

Additional Info

Carry a bag of essentials and wear enough layers.

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