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| Öskjuhlíð, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
+354 566 9000
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Perlan Museum - Wonders of Iceland The Glacier and Ice Cave Exhibition is formally open. It illustrates the glaciers, their history 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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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
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| Öskjuhlíð, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
+354 566 9000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Like any museum, the exhibits change and so too will your interest in attending. But the panoramic view from the outdoor deck is always a good one, and can be enjoyed without paying an admission fee.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Anyone interested in volcanoes and glaciers would find this new museum exciting. The exhibits are interactive and modern. Entering the ice cave taken from a real glacier was a thrill. They provide a warm jacket to wear. Well worth the cost. The architecture and views...More

Thank sladana
Reviewed yesterday

My airbnb was just down the street from this curious dome building on the hill, so after a couple of days, I found myself with a few hours to kill and decided I would hike up and see what the deal was! Here's what I...More

Thank Will T
Reviewed yesterday

Classy restaurant, great panoramic views, cool educational exhibitions and freeeezing walk-thro caves! Get up the hill and do it.

Thank MrE_0
Reviewed 2 days ago

We liked the glacier exhibition upstairs with some good and thorough information about the Icelandic Glaciers. The set up is very very similar to the Lava Center in Hvolsvöllur, I suspect the same designer ;-) but we were disappointed with the Ice cave, we were...More

Thank Meike W
Reviewed 4 days ago

The best part of the whole "walkthrough", if you can call it that, was the simulated ice cave. That was interesting and the kids enjoyed it. So first you walk through an area with different Icelandic photos. The photos are blown up and each has...More

Thank Lori E
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

Hello Lori, Thank you for your feedback, it is always appreciated for developing our museum. We are glad to hear that you and the kids appreciated our Ice Cave which is part of the glacier exhibition! The Ice Cave is about 100m long, and a...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I had a few hours to kill before we leave Iceland. I thought that the place was very interesting and educational. It also has a great Reykjavik 360 view from the top floor (which you can access for free). The ice cave...More

Thank Saranya P
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

Hello Saranya, Thank you for your nice review! It is always nice to hear when people enjoy their visit to our museum and think it is interesting and educational. We aim to be the educational center about Icelandic Natural Wonders, and that it will bring...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good to come here for the views of Reykjavik and the exhibition on glaciers. The Ice Cave is decent but as we had been the glacier a couple of days before it wasn't that unique. Like most things in Iceland is expensive but not when...More

Thank Steve P
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

Hello Steve, Thank you for your feedback, and great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Perlan Museum! Our glacier exhibition is developed for teaching people everything about Icelandic glaciers in a safe environment, and to show them why they are so important for...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a wonderful experience. Recommend it for everyone. A guide help you to understand the details in the ice caves witch I think is very helpful. At the top there is a cafe where we had a coffee and looked over Reykjavík and the...More

Thank Anna Margrét G
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

Hi Anna Margrét, Thank you for this wonderful review! It is great to hear that you had a positive experience at Perlan Museum. Our indoor glacier guides are always ready to teach people everything about glaciers in the Ice Cave and our interactive exhibition on...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

They were in the process of changing the display in the main exhibition area. Therefore, the café with the 360 viewing gallery gave excellent views over Reykjavick.More

Thank WillBill55
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback! It is always nice to hear when guests enjoy our 360° observation deck over Reykjavík and the beautiful natural surroundings. You will probably not get a better view from any other café or restaurant in town. :) Did you get...More

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13 August 2017|
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Response from BardurOrn | Property representative |
Hi Debra Unfortunately we are fully booked on the 31st. The museum and observation platform will be open during the day. People gather on the hills in Reykjavík for best view of the fireworks, Perlan is a popular meeting... More
Heather E
5 July 2017|
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Response from BardurOrn | Property representative |
Hi Heather Adults: 3,000 ISK (approx. 30 USD) Child 6-15 years: 1,500 ISK Child 0-5 years: Free Family of 4: 6,000 ISK (2 adults + 2 children)
andrew f
12 January 2017|
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Response from BardurOrn | Property representative |
A new restaurant opens this summer. It has it's own tripAdvisor site: "Ut i blainn". A cafe by Kaffitár will also open this summer.