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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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  • If you like learning more about geography, sea-life, and nature this is a good “exploratorium with bonuses of a nice panoramic view of Reykjavik, an Ice Cave, and a video on the northern lights...  more »
  • We visited the Perlan on a rainy day. Although we had already be in Iceland a week, we learned an immense amount about the island, its geology and ecology. There are interactive exhibits which...  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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