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Glaciers and Ice Cave
The Glaciers and Ice Cave Exhibition is now open. It is the first exhibition of the new Perlan Museum – Wonders of Iceland. The exhibition is built inside one of Perlan’s six hot water tanks. It illustrates the glaciers, their history and bleak future, and gives visitors the amazing opportunity to experience travelling through a real man-made Ice Cave.
We have developed a method to accurately replicate an ice cave dug through a glacier. Nothing like this has ever been seen anywhere in the world. Travelling through the cave, visitors will learn about the glacier’s dangers, the secrets it keeps, and how the disappearance of these vast bodies of ice is leading to enormous change both on the island itself and around the world.
What you need to know
- The temperature inside the ice cave is -10C (14F).
- It takes ca. 10-15 minutes to walk through the ice cave.
- Take as many photos as you like.
- You do not need special shoes for the ice cave.
- We can lend you a vest to keep you warm.
- Do not bring food or drinks inside the ice cave.
On the peak of Vatnajökull glacier
At the other end of the cave a staircase leads you up to the second storey of the tank, to the peak of Vatnajökull Glacier, with 360 degree view. There guests learn about Iceland’s glaciers, their effect on the land and what will happen if, or when, they disappear. Guests are also introduced to the unusual lifeforms that live on glaciers.