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“Ice cave”
Review of Perlan

Perlan
Ranked #32 of 190 things to do in Reykjavik
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: At Perlan, you experience & learn to understand Iceland's mysteries. Perlan brings Wonders of Iceland alive in a unique exhibition, through ground-breaking technology, science, photography, and design. Perlan’s spectacles include a real ice cave (100-meter long) and an interactive glacier exhibition. There is also an immersive Forces of Nature show, 10-meter high Latrabjarg Cliff with lifelike seabirds and virtual reality entertainment, a virtual aquarium and more. Perlan, one of Reykjavik‘s most iconic buildings, stands upon the capital‘s highest hill. The 360° Viewing Deck is excellent, with picture panels and geological samples from around Reykjavik. At Perlan, you experience and learn to understand the Wonders of Iceland. How to experience Perlan? 1. Book your adventure online (www.Perlan.is) or on arrival. 2. Take Perlan’s free Shuttle Bus from Harpa music hall, walk, drive or take a bus from downtown Reykjavik.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 4 April 2018 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 5 April 2018

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 4 April 2018 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 5 April 2018

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 3 April 2018

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 5 April 2018

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 April 2018

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 5 April 2018

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 April 2018

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 5 April 2018

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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