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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...more
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Varmahlid 1 | Oskjuhlid, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
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Reviewed today

We only stopped for a photo opportunity on the 4th floor as well as a quick cup of coffee on the 5th floor cafe. Excellent views of the city and surrounding area from the hill. They also have a man made ice cave which unfortunately...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank vijaysaxena99
Reviewed today via mobile

This was a great discovery you can travel to by bus. The volcanic and ocean exhibits were great but the films in the planetarium were the best I have witnessed in a planetarium anywhere. The Icelandic soundtrack created a very unique atmosphere. Loved every second.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lynne M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really good introduction to Iceland on our first morning here. Good exhibitions, really well done. Great place to bring children. Don’t miss the planetarium and a walk round the observation deck with fab views over Reykjavík. Total time spent here- 2 hours. The top floor...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rbarker27
Reviewed yesterday

It is a well organised and presented attraction but do start with the impressive 15min film in the planetarium. Very beautiful photography and interesting content. Good museum for the origin of the island, its people, culture and wild life. All fascinating and we now know...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Brian M
Reviewed yesterday

With shuttle bus from Harpa to Perlan I arrived for few minutes and for free. Inside the big Perlan everything is well presented with lovely and various exhibitions.While you reading the history of Iceland, volcanic, wildlife, flora and fauna you will not be bored.Planetarium and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ErvinA80
Reviewed yesterday

It was a VERY windy day, but we couldn't resist going up to the top and outside on the walkway to see the city views and to get some great pictures.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LeeMike
Reviewed 2 days ago

A planetarium that studies the skies but also the planet...very well conceived and presented. The film in the auditorium is a must especially for those disappointed by a non-cooperative sky on the evening designated for Northern Lights. Wonderful place for children and adults. Leave several...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BernsideAcres
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was near our hotel, we came and see the Wonders Of Iceland/lost In Time/360viewing deck. The show was very interesting.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mariewiltshire
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Caught the free shuttle from the harbour area which took around 10 minutes. Different pricing options depending on what you want to see. We opted for everything including two really good 360 cinema shows, and entry to the ice cave. The museum itself is very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MalcH
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely museum. Several different areas to visit. Took about 3 hours to go round. Lots to see and do. Great views from the observatory viewing platform.

Date of experience: February 2019
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November 19, 2018|
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Response from MontrealMissy | Reviewed this property |
The museum part can be done at the pace you want, there is lots of reading but you can go fast. The ice tour part too is not very long because it's very cold. One to 2 hours should be fine.
November 2, 2018|
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Response from EddaMol | Property representative |
Hi beachmak, thank you for your question. Our Shuttle Bus runs more or less all year round. There are a few days in the year when we must cancel the bus, e.g. due to special events in the city. We always advertise that... More
Kristian P
September 17, 2018|
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Response from EddaMol | Property representative |
Thank you, Kristian, for your question. How wonderful, now we have a one-of-a-kind exhibition at Perlan, called Wonders of Iceland. A small part of it is closed until October 15th, due to a recent fire, but we will then... More