One of a kind museum in Iceland

Visit the Glaciers and Ice Cave exhibition, the first part of the Wonders of Iceland exhibition, in one of six hot water tanks in Perlan.

Glaciers and Ice Cave illustrates the Icelandic glaciers, their history and future.

An accurate replica of an ice cave can be found in the exhibition which you can walk through and experience how it is to travel through a glacier. You will only be able to experience it here since it is the first time this has been accurately done.

Learn about the glaciers' secret, dangers and melting which is changing the Icelandic landscape forever.

Remember to dress warmly for it is -10°c (14°F) inside the ice cave. It will take you 10 to 15 minutes to walk through the ice cave, and while you are there, you can take as many photos as you like. You can get a vest to keep you warm if you do not have anything with you and you do not need any special kinds of shoes to walk through the ice cave.

You will also be able to experience standing at the top of Vatnajökull glacier, with a 360° view.

At Perlan – Wonders of Iceland the latest science, and the best museum artists and technologists have joined forces to create a truly amazing exhibition. Visitors will feel the power of volcanoes and earthquakes. They will see a realistically constructed bird cliff and experience oceanic wonders. Walk through a 100-meter-long real Ice Cave, the first of its kind in the world, and learn about Icelandic glaciers in an amazing interactive exhibition. Visitors can see, feel, and live Iceland’s many natural wonders all in one place.

Perlan museum is about 20 minutes walking distance from the city centre but can also be reached by one of the city buses or the popular Hop-On Hop-Off Reykjavík City Sightseeing bus .

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Tour availability

All year 1 JAN 31 DEC

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Tour details

Tour ID: PN01

What's included

  • Admission to the Glaciers and Ice Cave exhibition

Additional information:

The exhibition is open daily all year-round from 09:00 – 18:00
Holiday openings are from 09:00 - 17:00

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Perlan Museum

Perlan Museum

Perlan is built on watertanks that store Reykjavík’s hot water, with 360° view of Reykjavík.

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