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Spot the Raven in Iceland: Smart and mysterious

24 June 2019

This is the Raven The Common Raven (Corvus corax) is a large passerine bird (Passeriformes) of the Corvidae family, which are all sort of crows. Corvids have been known for their intelligence …

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Spot the Northern Gannet in Iceland: Queen of the Sea

06 June 2019

A big majestic bird glides over the sea until it darts into the ocean to catch a fish. The big splash and chaos that follows when the bird disappears into the sea …

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Spot the Tern in Iceland: The World’s Best Flyer?

05 June 2019

Meet the Arctic Tern The Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea), usually just called a tern, belongs to the tern family (Sternidae). It is a very delicate bird that weights about 100 gr (3.5 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Dance: Timeless artwork at Perlan

22 July 2019

On top of Reykjavík’s highest hill, four lively figures dance to the wind and singing birds. This notable work of art brings smiles to the faces of most all passer-by. Many of …

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Profile: Iceland’s nature photography superstar

19 July 2019

Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson has teamed up with Toyota, Royal Geographical Society, Discover the World, and now – Perlan. Specializing in arctic photography, he is one of Iceland’s leading photographers. Singularity within his …

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Thermal Wight: Impressive Sustainable Artwork at Perlan

03 July 2019

 At the top of Öskjuhlíð hill, right outside Perlan, stands an intriguing sculpture. The artist combines natural science and art in sustainable, creative ways. Thermal Wight and impressive sculptures The sculpture Thermal …

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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; …

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How to get to Perlan?

16 August 2018

1 – Hop on Perlan’s Shuttle Bus Perlan offers all ticket holders a free bus fare with the Perlan shuttle bus. Any tickets to Perlan are also valid as Perlan bus tickets. …

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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 …

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