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“Ice cave”
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Perlan
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US$29.57*
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Reykjavik Perlan Museum Glacier and Ice Cave...
Ranked #24 of 179 things to do in Reykjavik
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Perlan Museum - Wonders of Iceland Come and explore The Glacier and Ice Cave Exhibition. It illustrates the glaciers of Iceland, their history, present and bleak future, and gives visitors the amazing opportunity to experience travelling through an ice cave right in the city center. Perlan Museum is the cities biggest attraction and has Reykjavík's best observation platform, offering a 360 degree view of the city and surroundings. The Perlan boosts a gift shop, a café and a new and exciting restaurant, Ut i blainn, on the top floor of Perlan, underneath the huge glass dome. Learn more at perlanmuseum.is
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a lovely few hours at Perlan Dome. The free bus ride from the Harpa concert hall made it easy and practical with young children.

The ice cave is very cold but worth it to learn so much about glaciers, their formation and Iceland’s history with volcanoes. The guide was excellent and very informative. The children loved it and after a brief look around the exhibition they came out buzzing about preventing the glaciers from melting and saving the planet.

Stylish cafe, lovely gift shop, excellent toilet facilities. It’s not a big day out, just a quick visit, but very interesting as part of a day’s sightseeing.

Thank Toseewhathecouldsee
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EddaMol, Public Relations at Perlan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Toseewhathecouldsee, for sharing your experience with us - What a lovely day.

Yes, we strive to let anyone experience & better understand Iceland's wonders.

We will introduce numerous spectacles in 2018 which I think you'd enjoy.
They will bring alive seabirds, whales, mysterious forces, Mývatn (a volcanic lake), life in our oceans, Akureyri & so much more.

We wish you a happy stay in Iceland & hope to see you again for further exploration.
Kindly,
Edda

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to get to, even walking from downtown, but there is a free shuttle bus from downtown. Ice cave interesting and worth the experience if you can’t get to the real thing. Outside observation deck gives good views, as does the restaurant area at the top under the glass dome

Thank Rob S
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EddaMol, Public Relations at Perlan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Rob, for writing us a review.

Perlan is a perfect place to get a unique experience & understanding of glaciers - Whether you plan to visit our highlands or not.

Have you heard about all of our exciting projects coming up in 2018?
We will keep bringing Iceland's wonders alive for you to explore.

Have a wonderful day.
We hope to see you again,
Edda

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the on/off buss around Reykjavik and stopped at the Perlan for a 360 view of the city. This was awesome and well worth the visit. We paid the extra to take the guided tour, which included a visit into their ice caves. This was well worth the visit. The ice caves are real ice, and the temp inside them is lower than that of the real ones! WE did take a tour of the real one on the glacier, and if you do not have the time to visit these ones, do the ones in Perlan, just as real!

Thank John B
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EddaMol, Public Relations at Perlan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, John, for your kind words.

Perlan is a perfect place to get a unique understanding of Iceland's wonders.
People often visit our glacier exhibition before or after a trip to the highlands to get better insight into their mysteries.

We are excited to introduce numerous new spectacles in 2018.

We hope to do further exploration with you in the future.
Best regards,
Edda

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting, informative museum. Ice cave well worth the money. Our guide, Krisman, was enthusiastic and interesting and gave us a great visit. His obvious knowledge and love of his country were contagious and he gave us as much time as we wanted to ask questions. I would highly recommend a visit to this museum

Thank lms692014
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EddaMol, Public Relations at Perlan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, lms, for your kind words.

Yes, we at Perlan want to give anyone a chance to experience the wonders of Iceland like never before.

Have you heard about all of our exciting projects for 2018?
They include a lifelike replica of a cliff full of life, virtual reality experiences, a high-tech exhibition about natural forces, a planetarium with natural wonders dancing around you & so much more.

With hope to see you again for more exploration.
Have a very nice day,
Edda

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on the day we arrived as it was close by to Reykjavik. It costs about £20 to get in which isn't too bad. The ice caves themselves are rather unimpressive. They feel very fake with rubber matting on the floor etc. The tour guide was good at answering questions though. The views from the viewing platform are nice but it is also not very high up so it's not that impressive. The information about the glaciers is quite interactive but that is also the end of the tour so there is nothing more to come. I wouldn't recommend going here to be honest.

Thank Emma L
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EddaMol, Public Relations at Perlan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Emma, for sharing your experience with us.

Did you know that our ice cave is made of Icelandic snow & ash and replicates a real one more than anything else? It is a 100 meter long and continuously amazes both geologists & children alike.

We want to offer anyone true, unique glacier-experiences.
The mats prevent our ice cave from being slippery and thus ensures safety.

Our high-tech, interactive exhibition also offers unique insight into every mystery of glaciers and even global warming.

2018 will bring numerous exciting spectacles to Perlan.
We wish you a happy stay in Iceland & hope to see you again for further exploration.

All the best,
Edda

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