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Perlan Museum - Glaciers & Ice Cave - P01

The Iconic "Perlan" and the Glaciers & Ice Cave Exhibition in Reykjavik City

On this fascinating tour, you can discover about one of nature’s most remarkable phenomena: the weird, wonderful and alien world of glaciers, all without even having to leave Reykjavik. We will visit the newly built Perlan Museum, which hosts two spectacular exhibitions that will take you into a man-made replica of an ice cave and to the icy summit of the Vatnajökull glacier. The museum also has a 360° degree viewing platform, providing spectacular vistas over the entire of Reykjavik, making it a fabulous way to both explore the city and some of Iceland’s more isolated places.


Duration: ~20 minutes

Available: All year

Age limit: No age limit

    Tour Highlights:
  • Perlan Museum
  • Reykjavik City
  • Glaciers
  • Ice Cave
  • Fascinating Exhibition
  • Amazing Photo Opportunities
  • Free Shuttle Bus from Downtown Reykjavik
  • Free 360° Reykjavik Museum & Observation Deck Included

Free shuttle bus to Perlan every 30 minutes! Perlan Museum offers a free return shuttle bus from Harpa Music Hall in downtown Reykjavik every day. The bus is operated between 9 a.m. to 17:30 (5:30 p.m.) and is free to all guests of Perlan Museum, no booking required.

Please note:

  • The temperature inside the ice cave is -10C (14F), meaning that warm clothing is essential.
  • You are allowed to take as many photos as you like.
  • You do not need special shoes for the ice cave
  • Food and drink are banned from the ice cave.
  • We can provide a vest to keep you warm.

from:
2 900 per adult

Youth (6-15): 1 450 ISK

Children (0-5): 0 ISK

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Tour Description

On this fascinating and informative tour, we will take you to the brand new Perlan Museum in Reykjavik, home to the Wonders of Iceland exhibition. This incredible project will help visitors to gain an insight into the many natural wonders that call Iceland home.

perlan museum

Perlan (e. the Pearl) - an iconic attraction in Reykjavik

The exhibition itself is built inside one of Perlan’s six giant hot water tanks and will take visitors on a guided tour through the history of glaciers, showing how they develop and illustrating just how bleak their future currently is. This is combined with the amazing opportunity to experience what it is like to travel through a genuine, man-made ice cave. A profound experience that will give all visitors a new perspective on the awesome power and beauty of the natural world.     

The museum has managed to closely replicate an ice tunnel, which can either be dug through a glacier, or occur naturally. This makes it the first, and only, indoor ice cave in the entire world, a one-of-a-kind experience that is easily accessible in the very heart of Reykjavik. As we guide you through the cave, you will learn about the dangerous and harsh environment that they create, along with the many fascinating secrets that they hold. Also discovering about how the accelerating disappearance of glaciers is dramatically changing both Iceland and the world. An educational tour, perfect for both adults and children it is a must, during your time in the capital.

The 360°Reykjavík museum & observation deck, is also included in the admission fee, offering stunning vistas over Reykjavik and the surrounding area. The ideal place to appreciate the beautiful architecture of modern Reykjavik, a stark contrast to the awesome natural scenery that surrounds the city.   

The second exhibition serves as the perfect contrast to the first, taking you to the peak of the Vatnajökull glacier. It combines a 360-degree view, with a myriad of fascinating facts about Vatnajökull itself, and how it has informed Iceland’s geography, culture and pretty much everything else. There is also information about the strange lifeforms that are hardy enough to survive on a glacier.


Disclaimer: This tour is operated by a trusted partner in Reykjavik.