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Perlan, Reykjavik

#3 of 133 in Museums in Iceland
Observation Deck · Landmark
A city landmark, Perlan features an exhibit space, shops, restaurant, and viewing platform. The ground-floor area, called the Wonders of Iceland, hosts an exhibit about Icelandic nature. On the fourth floor, browse one of the oldest gift stores in Iceland, with an emphasis on Icelandic artwork. Walk around the building on the wraparound viewing platform, which offers a 360-degree look at the city and surrounding area. Enjoy a meal in the restaurant, which provides spectacular views of Reykjavik or take in a show at the planetarium. Plan to see Perlan and other attractions that appeal to you using our Reykjavik online trip builder.
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  • The ice cave was the draw (very fun & cold), the exhibits on the geology of Iceland were very interesting! And the cafe on the top floor has excellent views over the city.  more »
  • Four of us spent an afternoon going through the four floors of the museum. We learned a lot from the multiple exhibits. We had fun when going through the mock "ice cave". It's a nice place to...  more »
  • So much to do. Fun interactive things...even for adults. Observation deck was great. Ice caves were fun. Aurora film was superb !!
  • Really enjoyed our visit. Some visually stimulating things like the aurora display. Some physically stimulating like the ice cave. Some intellectually stimulating like the water story and displays. They have really thought about how to draw you into the stories and keep you interested.

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