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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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Water in Icelandic Nature – New Exhibition in Perlan

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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