Whales of Iceland is the largest whale exhibition in Europe (and perhaps even the world), where guests can learn about the giants of the sea in a calm and modern environment. The permanent exhibition features whales like guests have never seen them before. It is truly a giant experience.
The whales have a unique presence in the exhibition. Indeed, 23 of them live there, permanently. We sought counsel from marine biologist Edda Elísabet Magnúsdóttir, who, by gathering information and illustrative material, helped us present the whales in the most accurate way.
The result is the life-size models you will see at the exhibition. Indeed, there is hardly a better way to learn about whales than to see them for just what they are – large, interesting and beautiful.
The exhibition opened February 27th 2014. The idea was born out of increased interest in whales and their habitat in an era where tourism in Iceland is growing rapidly. Entrepreneur Hörður Bender teamed up with investors from Landsbréf – Icelandic Tourism Fund to realize his vision and develop plans for a state- of-the-art exhibition about the lives and stories of the whales found around Iceland.