Perlan Museum Grand Tour

Perlan Museum Grand Tour
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$751.32
Duration: 60 minutes
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Description

Perlan Museum offers a private tour of the Glaciers & Ice Cave exhibition after closing time.

A special tour guide will take guests on an hour long, in-depth, tour of the exhibition. The guide will lead the group through the 100 m. long (300 ft.) ice cave with detailed information about glaciology, how glaciers are formed, how dangerous they are and how climate change affects them. When exiting the ice cave the guide will lead the tour through the glacier museum, which is dedicated to the Vatnajökull glacier. There he will talk about the different types of glaciers, how many they are in Iceland and how glaciers interact with nature and form the people and the landscape around us. The interactive displays and pictures help the guests to understand the raw power of these spectacular giants. The last part is focused on climate change, how it is affecting Vatnajökull glacier, glaciers in general and what effect that will have on the world.

When arriving at Perlan Museum the guide will meet you in the entrance hall.

He will tell you shortly about this landmark building before leading you into the foyer of the exhibitions. There you can see a marvelous photo exhibition by one of Iceland’s most renowned nature photographer, Ragnar Th. The guide will tell you shortly about the museum before entering the Glaciers and Ice Cave exhibition. The first part tells how deeply ice and snow is rooted into the Icelandic culture and heritage.  We will get a glimpse of how the nature has affected the works of the nation's best poets, writers, film directors, musicians and photographers.

From here we will enter the Ice Cave. You can borrow some warm vests before we enter. The Ice tunnel is 100 m. long (300 ft.) and freezing cold with temperatures around -10°C (14°F). In the Ice cave the guide will tell guest about how glaciers are formed, tell you how old they are, the dangers the behold and the remarkable life forms that exist on the ice caps. The highlight being the interaction of glaciers and volcanoes.

After the ice cave you enter the interactive part of the exhibition where the guide will tell you about the many different types of glaciers, how many they are. With pictures and interactive screens you will learn how glaciers have formed the nature and how glaciers are constantly moving and changing.

The last part of the exhibition is on climate change, how it is affecting the glaciers and how the disappearance of the glaciers will affect the world.

The tour is formally over when you exit the exhibition.

A perfect addition to the organized tour is a dinner at the Út í bláinn restaurant on the top floor with a spectacular view over the city and it’s surroundings. If you’re lucky you might even get a glimpse of the northern lights.

The tour is an exclusive 1-20 person tour. The price is 100.000ISK. Booking at least 24 hours in advance.

Perlan Museum offers a private tour of the Glaciers & Ice Cave exhibition after closing time.

A special tour guide will take guests on an hour long, in-depth, tour of the exhibition. The guide will lead the group through the 100 m. long (300 ft.) ice cave with detailed information about glaciology, how glaciers are formed, how dangerous they are and how climate change affects them. When exiting the ice cave the guide will lead the tour through the glacier museum, which is dedicated to the Vatnajökull glacier. There he will talk about the different types of glaciers, how many they are in Iceland and how glaciers interact with nature and form the people and the landscape around us. The interactive displays and pictures help the guests to understand the raw power of these spectacular giants. The last part is focused on climate change, how it is affecting Vatnajökull glacier, glaciers in general and what effect that will have on the world.