Easter in Iceland?


Before indulging in your Easter egg why not check out some of the exciting exhibitions where the whole family can indulge in some fun and get more clever at the same time!

Gagarín has participated in creating various exhibitions that all aim to bring visitors closer to our nature and culture. We recommend:

  • The Geothermal Exhibition at Hellisheiði Power Plant is an exploration into the utilization of geothermal energy in Iceland. The Hellisheiði Power Plant, owned by ON Power, is a great example of how geothermal energy can be utilized in a sustainable manner and is a showcase for geothermal’s global role in a renewable and sustainable future.
  • Our latest exhibition Heart of Iceland opened last summer at Thingvellir. Visitors are now invited on a journey through history and nature. Þingvellir has for centuries had a unique place in the heart of every Icelander.
  • The Icelandic Museum of Natural History has opened a new permanent exhibition at Perlan (the Pearl) in Reykjavík.The exhibition provides a comprehensive and innovative insight into one of the most important resources of Iceland, the water. At Perlan you can also find a glacier exhibition, a freezing experience of a „glacial walk“ through real ice tunnels and also to enjoy the view from on top of Iceland´s largest glacier Vatnajökull. Through these unique experiences visitors gain extensive knowledge on the different types of glaciers, their behaviour, the life they support and much, much more.
  • At the Settlement Exhibition visitors can in an interactive manner explore the settlement farm and its surroundings in 874, when the first settlers arrived in Iceland. The exhibition was designed in connection with an archaeological excavation on a viking-age longhouse, which is the centerpiece of the exhibition.
  • The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll has since 2014 portrayed the history of Icelandic pop and rock music from 1830 to the present. Guests can dive deep into the history of artists and listen to their music as well as try out some instruments themselves.
  • Whales of Iceland, the exhibition, has since its opening been developing new experiences for the visitor with various additions and designs. Whales of Iceland exhibit consists of 23 man-made life size models of the various whale species found in Icelandic waters throughout its natural history.
  • At Eldheimar in Vestmannaeyjar Visitors can learn about the extreme forces of nature that not only reshaped the island but also the lives of its inhabitants. You can learn about the remarkable story of how over 5000 inhabitants fled to the mainland of Iceland in the night, how some stayed to fight the lava flow, and finally about those inhabitants who returned to Heimaey to reconstruct their homes.
  • Lava Centre sits between five of Iceland's greatest volcanoes. The main exhibition of the Centre reveals the epic forces of nature that shape our planet and created Iceland. In addition visitors get a crash-course in Volcanology while experiencing the extreme forces associated with volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.
  • At Ljósafossstöð, one of Iceland’s oldest hydro stations visitors are invited to dive into the essence of electricity and become inspired by this phenomenon, from the smallest electron to the fascinating engineering that powers all of our modern world.


Created 17 April 2019