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Perlan Museum

Last updated: 23 April, 2024

This high-tech, glass-domed museum recreates the geological wonders of Iceland in an immersive, sound-and-vision experience.

Among the exhibits, you can walk inside an ice cave, experience a volcanic eruption, see a recreation of the seabird cliffs of Latrabjarg and feel what it’s like to watch the Northern Lights (without having to stay up till midnight for the privilege).

It’s a fun, informative experience, and makes a good primer should you choose to visit some of the sights in real life. Don’t miss the views over Reykjavik from the Observation Deck.


Price from: £25
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 4+
Frequency: monthly
When: All year around
Duration: 1 night

Getting there & doing it

The museum is in south Reykjavik, near the Oskjuhlid, a tranquil forest park that’s popular with Reykjavikers for picnics and walks. There’s a large car park, or you can easily catch a bus from the city centre.

When to do it

The museum is at its busiest on summer weekends, so arrive early or late on a weekday to dodge the crowds.