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| Oskjuhlid, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
+354 566 9000
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Perlan Museum: Glaciers and Ice Cave Exhibition Ticket
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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
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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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| Oskjuhlid, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Online review said it's great so I went there with high expectations. But was a bit disappointed. Ok, the view is great indeed. But you can get the panoramic city view from the observatory deck of Hallgrimskirkja church as well. The walk from city center...More

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were speechless to the level of excellence of this entire facility. My children and I were memorized.

Thank veronica1875
Reviewed 3 days ago

We just lost our interest after realizing that the 360° panorama is not free. It is just a simple balcony around the building with absolutely average view to the city. Tourist trip. Maybe the exhibition is better.

Thank handy06
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped by Perlan to see the what was inside the "dome". We had no idea the indoor/,man-made ice caves were inside. We had already had a tour booked for the "into the glacier and ice caves", but decided to check it out. We paid...More

Thank lolly19692017
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a perfect example of lack of consideration for tourists. We visited Perlan on a winter's day. It was raining a bit and windy. As you enter, you learn that it's 500 kroner per person (more than A$6 each) just to go on the...More

Thank Peggy B
Bárður Örn G, Public Relations Manager at Perlan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Peggy We are so sorry you experienced our observation deck like this. We often have bad weather in Iceland and we believe that is one of the experience to go out on the observation deck. The Observation deck is included in the exhibition ticket...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There is a fantastic view of Reykjavik with the mountains in the background from their viewing platform. This is worth a visit alone (and you can get admission for just the platform if you wish). The ice caves are very interesting and there is a...More

Thank Victoria W
Bárður Örn G, Public Relations Manager at Perlan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the kind review Victoria. We hope to see you again next time when you are in Iceland. Bardur

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to get some 360 degrees photos of an cold and snowy Reykjavik. The observation deck cost 450 Krona, fairly cheap compared to everything else in Iceland.

Thank Geo89_12
Bárður Örn G, Public Relations Manager at Perlan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the kind review, we agree that the observation deck is the best place to take pictures of the city and it's surroundings. Did you use the free shuttle service from Harpa music hall? All the bet, Bardur

Reviewed 6 days ago

We went there for a drink on our first day. It was a beautiful, relaxed space with reasonably priced (get there for the happy hour though, as it is 'reasonable' by Reykjavik standards) drinks and cakes. The kind of place where you can spend a...More

Thank KatiePancake
Bárður Örn G, Public Relations Manager at Perlan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So true, the sunset is so amazing from the top floor. Also the sunrise tends to be quite dramatic with the sun rising above the geothermal vapor clouds in the east. All the best, Bardur

Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved it! I paid for a ticket to the Ice Cave exhibition and I thought it was amazing and innovative. My guide, Christina, was lovely. She was very friendly and knowledgeable and answered a lot of my questions. I think it was such a...More

Thank literarydouble
Bárður Örn G, Public Relations Manager at Perlan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the review. I will pass it on to Christina and our driver, this means a lot to us. Good you where able to us the shuttle bus. It runs every 30 minutes from Harpa Music Hall. It starts at 9.00...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a stop on the City Tour and well worth the visit. It is the center of the Hot Water distribution for the area and informs you of how the Geothermal water is collected and harnessed.More

Thank roy45Golborne
Bárður Örn G, Public Relations Manager at Perlan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Great to hear that you got here on the City Tour. The Grey Line Iceland city tour has the last stop at Perlan so people can spend more time there and enjoy the exhibitions if they like and then take the free shuttle bus into...More

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20 September 2017|
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Response from Bárður Örn G | Property representative |
Hi K W Perlan used to be only a revolving restaurant. It's now so much more. It's first and foremost Perlan Museum a museum of Icelandic Natural wonders. It now has a Glacier exhibition with a man made 100 m long ice cave... More
13 September 2017|
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Response from perlanmuseum | Property representative |
Hello Ellie, Thank you for your question. People spend around 1-3 hours inside Perlan Museum when they visit the glacier exhibition, our 360° observation deck as well as our Café and Restaurant. Best regards, Susan
5 September 2017|
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Response from Bárður Örn G | Property representative |
For now during shoulder season you do not need to book tickets in advance. Still we recommend arriving between 9-11 in the morning or 17-18 in the afternoon. The hours around mid-day are usually more busy. We have tours... More