Come to the Perlan Museum in Reykjavík, enter an ice cave and enjoy the Northern Lights show at the new planetarium. Ideal for the whole family, this fascinating museum offers the natural wonders of Iceland in an extraordinary building. If  you're not in Reykjavík during the winter season when the auroras are most visible and dazzle the Icelandic sky, you cannot miss this opportunity. Visit the Perlan museum in Reykjavík and enjoy all these phenomena at the same time and with the certainty that you will not miss them. Reserve your entrance in advance as the tickets to the ice cave in Perlan are limited. In addition, this entrance includes access to the panoramic observation deck from which you can enjoy incredible views of all of Reykjavík and the surroundings areas, up to 100 km away!



Information about the Perlan Museum and the Auroras Show 

The Perlan Museum's first exhibition of "Glaciers and Ice", opened in the summer of 2017. It is unique in the world in that it is built into one of the six hot water tanks that make up Perlan. The construction is quite impressive as the 6 tanks hold a total of 424 million liters of geothermal hot water (4 million liters per tank). These gigantic structures are suppored by a massive steel frame which also doubles as an immense radiator. Depending on the season the appropriate water runs through and heats or cools the system, cold in the summer and hot in the winter. 

There are four parts to the main exhibition which is named: Forces of Nature Exhibition. The four sections include volcanoes, plate tectonics, earthquakes and geothermal power. These are the four elements which make Iceland so unique to any other country or place on this planet. Each area does into great detail to show how these four forces have acted upon the tiny island and granted it the increible beauty, landscape, views, flora and fauna that now reside there. 

With this entrance to the Perlan museum, you can also access the spectacular planetarium of northern lights, the first in 8K. Science and art combined to show you a beautiful story about the northern lights, a journey through time and the incredible landscapes of Iceland that will allow you to understand the science behind this great mystery and live a truly fascinating experience.

And at the very top of the museum you will find the large observation deck with an incredible 360 ​​° view of all of Reykjavík and the surrounding area. On a clear day, of which there are many in Iceland, you can see up to 100km away. There is a well diagrammed image indicating all of the many famous sites on the horizon, including the Keilir volcano on the Reykjanes peninsula to the famous Snæfellsjökull glacier. You'll also be able to make out Esja, the Reykjavík mountain, in all its splendor.

Each ticket also includes a free shuttle bus transfer between the Harpa concert hall (bus stop # 5), the Hotel Natura and the Perlan museum.

Bus Departures:
Harpa > Perlan    Hotel Natura         Perlan > to Harpa
10:00                      10:15                       10:30 
11:00                      11:15                        11:30 
12:00                         -                            12:45 
13:00                      13:15                       13:30 
14:00                      14:15                       14:30 
15:00                      15:15                       15:30 
16:00                      16:15                       16:30 
17:00                      17:15                       17:30 



The auroras show in the Perlan Museum in Iceland
Difficulty level: Easy (1/5).
Reservations: It is recommended to reserve the place in advance online to ensure availability.
Duration of the visit: The time at the Perlan Museum and the Auroras show depends on you. The Aurora Show itself is about 30 minutes long. The rest of the museum and the observation deck can be done at your leisure. .
Location: Öskjuhlíð, Reykjavík. The Perlan Museum is located on the hill of Óskjuhlíð and is accessible on foot from the center of Reykjavík. It can also be reached by car or by the Hop on - Hop off tourist bus.
Included in the Price: Admission includes a visit to the entire museum, including the exhibition "Glaciers and Ice" and "Wonders of Iceland", the Northern Lights Planetarium and access to the 360º observation deck with views of Reykjavík.
Perlan Museum Opening Hours: Open everyday between 9:00 and 19:00.
Minimum Age: There is not age limit (children ages 0-5 enter or free and children ages 6-15 receive a 50% discounted ticket).

Important information about the Perlan Museum and the Aurora Show

Important Note: The entrance to the ice cave has limited places, so it is essential to book tickets in advance. The visit of the Perlan museum is an experience for "all the senses" and we recommend that you do not miss it. It is an ideal museum for the whole family.

The Perlan Museum in Reykjavik , Iceland has the best view of the whole city.
See how lava affects Iceland in this exhibition in the Perlan Museum in Reykjavik.
Walk inside an ice cave in the Perlan Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland

Note:  The Perlan Museum is located on the hill of Óskjuhlíð and is accessible on foot from the center of Reykjavík. It can also be reached by car and with the Hop on - Hop off tourist bus. ID816.