If you have time to spare in Reykjavik a visit to the Glaciers and Ice Cave Exhibition at Perlan – Wonders of Iceland Museum is the perfect addition to your holiday.
Built inside one of Perlan’s six hot water tanks, the exhibition illustrates the Icelandic glaciers, their history and future. Visitors will also have the chance to experience travelling through a real man-made Ice Cave, learn about the glacier’s dangers, the secrets it keeps, and how the disappearance of our glaciers is leading to an enormous change for both Iceland itself and around the world.
The 360°Reykjavík museum & observation deck is included in the admission fee.
The observation deck has 16 information signs that tell you the names of the points of interest on the horizon, from Keilir Volcano on the Reykjanes peninsula in the south, to the world famous Snæfellsjökull glacier that lies on the end of Snæfellsnes peninsula in the north. A large part of the horizon belongs to Esja, the mountain of Reykjavík, in all its glory.
Next to the information signs there are rock samples from geological points of interests, so you can touch lava from the lava fields south of Reykjavík and the soft volcanic rock from the mountains east of the city and the hard basalt columns found north of the Capital area.
- Admission to the Glacier and ICe Cave Exhibition
- 360°Reykjavík museum & observation deck