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Where Whales Come From

06 October 2018

Whales. They are the largest and loudest, swim the fastest, have the biggest brains and live the deepest of all animals known to us humans. Today, we know countless interesting facts about whales. Whales at stage one Whales’ ancestors evolved from mammals which returned to the sea, 55 million years ago. Many whale species still …

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First-class exhibition in Perlan – December 2018

06 September 2018

Icelanders will celebrate 100 years of sovereignty on December 1st, 2018. Perlan is happy to announce that this special occasion will also be the opening day of a new exhibition at Perlan; Water in Icelandic nature. Perlan & the Icelandic Museum of Natural History Perlan works closely with the Icelandic Museum of Natural History, founded …

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How to get to Perlan?

16 August 2018

1 – Hop on Perlan’s Free Shuttle Bus Perlan Museum offers a free shuttle bus between Harpa music hall, downtown Reykjavik, and Perlan. The bus has 19 seats and runs between 10 AM and 7:30 PM. No booking is required, you simply show up, take a seat and enjoy. Departure from Harpa is on the …

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Snæfellsjökull – A picture-perfect volcano seen from Reykjavík

10 August 2018

Snæfellsjökull glacier is one of about 30 active volcanic areas in Iceland. Unlike most of our volcanoes, it resembles a typical volcano you might see in cartoons; a gently sloping cone with a shallow crater on top. With a life expectancy of a million years, Snæfellsjökull will almost certainly erupt again. Can we predict eruptions? …

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A whole day in one photo

27 July 2018

“I follow the light, not time,” said Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson, one of Iceland’s most beloved photographers, specializing in arctic photography in Iceland. One day of spring 2017, he left his home just after midnight and headed south to Fljótshlíð, a beautiful farming district in Iceland. At dawn, he had found himself a good spot to …

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Iceland Airwaves 2 for 1 at Perlan Museum

02 November 2017

Perlan Museum celebrates Iceland Airwaves. What an amazing party all over the city. Guests with an Iceland Airwaves wristband get a 2 for 1 discount to the Glaciers and Ice Cave exhibition. Music and Glaciers You might think what have glaciers and music in common, let us surprise you! Perlan Museum is a perfect start to …

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Admission fee to Perlan’s Observation Deck as of September 1, 2017

10 August 2017

On September 1, a fee of ISK 490 will be charged for access to the observation deck at Perlan. Admission will be free of charge for those aged 15 years and younger, and for guests of the Glaciers and Ice Cave exhibition. Up to 5,000 guests visit Perlan Museum every day, which demands high operating- …

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Perlan formally opened

02 July 2017

Today the first exhibition in Perlan, Glaciers and Ice Cave, was formally opened. Instead of cutting a ribbon, we invited Mayor of Reykjavík, Dagur B. Eggertsson, to cut through a chunk of ice with a chainsaw. One can truly say that as the blocks of ice hit the floor, the show began with a bang. …

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Icelandic Museum of Natural History exhibits in Perlan

28 June 2017
A celebration of Iceland’s 100 years as a fully sovereign state, the Icelandic Museum of Natural History exhibition in Perlan.

Celebrating Iceland’s 100 year as a fully sovereign state, the Icelandic Museum of Natural History will open an exhibition in Perlan. Today, an agreement was signed in Perlan that guarantees an exhibition space for the museum in the newly built second storey of the building. The agreement was signed by Hilmar J. Malmquist Director General …

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Perlan gives the first exhibition a trial run

21 June 2017
Interactive Vatnajökull Glacier 360° view 

Yesterday we opened the doors of the ice cave and the glacier exhibition to guests for the first time. We need to give our first exhibition in the Museum of Icelandic Natural Wonders: Glaciers and Ice Cave, a trial run to test the ticketing system and document the flow through the exhibition. Perlan was full …

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