Largest whale
exhibition In europe

The sperm whale’s
heaviest brain in the animal
kingdom - up to 8kg

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activities

Whales of Iceland offers a truly unique setting for your next banquet, reception, meeting or other event that you would like to be unforgettable.

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We offer free guided tour with admission for groups. We especially welcome students​ to our exhibit and offer them custom made program.

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Go see the Blue whale, Minke whale or some Orcas. Go see some dolphins or a Humpback breach. Go whale watching all round Iceland

tours tours

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real size
whales exhibiton

WHALES 

BELUGA

WEIGHT

1-2 tons

LENGTH

3-6 m.

LIFE SPAN

25-30 years

NECK

Unusual ability to turn its head up,
down and side-to-side.

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narwhal

WEIGHT

1 - 2 tons

LENGTH

3 -5 m.

LIFE SPAN

≈ 52 years

the tusk

2-3m Tusk that grows spiral outward in males
(Some females)

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Habour Porpoise

WEIGHT

60 Kg

LENGTH

1,5 m.

LIFE SPAN

10-20 years

iceland

Smallest marine mammal in Iceland

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white-beaked dolphin

WEIGHT

180-350 Kg

LENGTH

2 -3 m.

LIFE SPAN

≈ 40-50 years

SPEED

Can reach up to 25 mph

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atlantic white-sided dolphin

Males weight and length

230 Kg & 2.5m

Females weight and length

180 kg & 2m

LIFE SPAN

≈ 27 years

Social behavior

Shows sympathy to the
injured individuals

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SHORT-BEAKED COMMON DOLPHIN

MALE WEIGHT & LENGHT

120 Kg & 2,3m

Females weight and length

135 kg & 2,6m

LIFE SPAN

≈ 30-35 years

populations in North Atlantic

400.000 individuals

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COMMON BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN

Male weight and length

300-500 Kg & 4m

Female weight and length

260-300kg & 2,5-3,5m

LIFE SPAN

≈ 40-50 years

SOUND

Each individuals has a
special call sound
(Name?)

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STRIPED DOLPHIN

WEIGHT

1,5 tons

LENGTH

3-6 m.

LIFE SPAN

≈ 58 years

POPULATIONS

2.8 million in the Pacific

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KILLER WHALE / ORCA

Male weight and length

10 tons & 10m.

Female weight and length

7 tons & 8m.

MALE & FEMALE LIFE SPAN

60 years & 90 years

pot LEADER

The Grandmother

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LONG FINNED PILOT WHALE

Females weight and length

1,3 tons - 5,8 m

Males weight and length

2,3 tons - 7,6m

FEMALES & MALE LIFE SPAN

59 ár - 46 years

diet

Squid

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NORTHERN BOTTLENOSE

Female weight and length

5,8 tons / 7,5m

Male weight and length

7,8 tons & 9m.

FEMALE & MALE LIFE SPAN

27ár - 37 years

pots

2-4 animals, same
age & sex
live together

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CUVIER'S BEAKED WHALE

WEIGHT

2,5 tons

LENGTH

5 m.

LIFE SPAN

≈ 30 - 40 years

diving & swimming

Can dive to a depth of 3,000m
and can hold their breath for 140 min

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BLAINVILLE'S BEAKED WHALE

ÞYNGD

1 tons

LENGTH

3-5 m.

LIFE SPAN

≈ 20-30 years

DIVING & SWIMMING

After deep diving the whale rests on the surface
up to 90 min before he dives again

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SOWERBY'S BEAKED WHALE

WEIGHT

1 - 1,5 tons

LENGTH

4 - 6 m.

LIFE SPAN

Unknown

diet

Sucks food into mouth
Mostly small deep sea fish 4cm - 30cm

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SPERM WHALE

Males weight and length

45 tons & 16 m.

Females weight and length

13 tons & 11 m.

LIFE SPAN

≈ 60-70 years

sperm whales & iceland

Only old or immature
males are found off Iceland

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BOWHEAD WHALE

Females weight and length

70-100 tons & 19m.

Males weight and length

70-100 tons & 17 m.

LIFE SPAN

≈ 130-211 years

QUESTION

The oldest whale?

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NORTH-ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALE

WEIGHT

44 - 77 tons

LENGTH

13 - 16m.

LIFE SPAN

70 years+

name

Right whale = The right whale to hunt

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GRAY WHALE

WEIGHT

45 tons

LENGTH

15m.

LIFE SPAN

80 years+

migration routes

The Gray whale travels 20.000km each year!

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HUMPBACK WHALE

Females weight and length

40 tons & 18m

Males weight and length

40 tons & 16m.

LIFE SPAN

50 years+

IDENTITY

The patterns on the fluke
is unique for each animal.

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BLUE WHALE

Females weight and length

190 tons & 33m

Males weight and length

160 tons & 28m

LIFE SPAN

90 years

history

Largest animal ever existed

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MINKE WHALE

Females weight and length

7 tons & 8,5m

Males weight and length

5,7tonn & 7,5m.

LIFE SPAN

40-50 years

IDENTITY

White stripe on flippers

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SEI WHALE

Females weight and length

20-40 tons & 14-19m

Males weight and length

20-30tons & 13-15m

LIFE SPAN

≈ 60 years

speed

Can reach up to 25 mph

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FIN WHALE

Females weight and length

75 tons & 23m

Males weight and length

62 tons & 21m

LIFE SPAN

≈ 90 years

speed

Fastest swimming whale
Can reach 28 mph!

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AUDIO GUIDE APP

Where guests can learn about the giants of 
the sea in a calm and modern environment.

AUDIO GUIDE TOUR
TAKES APROX. 30 MIN.

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