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Perlan Museum – Wonders of Iceland, Iceland´s first glacier exhibition opened this summer at Perlan the iconic building in the centre of Reykjavik. Photo: Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson

Perlan Museum – Wonders of Iceland, Iceland´s first glacier exhibition opened this summer at Perlan the iconic building in the centre of Reykjavik. Photo: Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson

On top of Vatnajokull: This 180 degree immersive Vatnajökull experience shows a living view of the glacier as if you were standing on top of it. Photo: Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson

On top of Vatnajokull: This 180 degree immersive Vatnajökull experience shows a living view of the glacier as if you were standing on top of it. Photo: Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson

The projected panorama is a fully dynamic image in which several phenomena are triggered, illustrated and animated when visitors interact with the scenery by pointing to indicated spots on the image. Photo: Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson

The projected panorama is a fully dynamic image in which several phenomena are triggered, illustrated and animated when visitors interact with the scenery by pointing to indicated spots on the image. Photo: Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson

Disappearing glaciers: This time table allows visitors to see the predicted lifetime of Iceland´s glaciers.

Disappearing glaciers: This time table allows visitors to see the predicted lifetime of Iceland´s glaciers.

As the scientific truth is revealed visitors see the shrinking glaciers, floods, landrise, increase of volcanic activity and more, before learning the shocking answer.

As the scientific truth is revealed visitors see the shrinking glaciers, floods, landrise, increase of volcanic activity and more, before learning the shocking answer.

Life in and on glaciers: Through monoculars visitors can zoom into a glacier and study the surreal flora and fauna that can be found there.

Life in and on glaciers: Through monoculars visitors can zoom into a glacier and study the surreal flora and fauna that can be found there.

Every zoom level is accompanied with information and microscopic view of the different life forms living in and on top of the glacier.

Every zoom level is accompanied with information and microscopic view of the different life forms living in and on top of the glacier.

The project

Perlan Museum – Wonders of Iceland,
Iceland´s first glacier exhibition opened this summer at Perlan the iconic building in the centre of Reykjavik. The first phase of this exhibition gives visitors the 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.

Gagarin was responsible for the design of three interactive installations which were produced in collaboration with leading scientists in glaciology. Other collaborators were Kontrast, Samey and Upptekið.

The second phase of the exhibition is scheduled to open summer 2018.

On top of Vatnajokull
This 180 degrees immersive Vatnajökull experience shows a living view from the top of the glacier as if you were standing *right there. The projected panorama is a fully dynamic image in which several phenomena are triggered, illustrated and animated when visitors interact with the scenery by pointing to indicated spots on the image.

Calving glaciers, Jökulhlaup (glacier outburst floods), surging glaciers and sub glacial eruptions are explained from the geology-, biology- and the human point of view and how each phenomena influences nature and people’s lives.


Life in and on glaciers
Through monoculars visitors can zoom into a glacier and study the surreal flora and fauna that can be found there. Every zoom level is accompanied with information and microscopic view of the different life forms living in and on top of the glacier.


Disappearing glaciers
This time table allows visitors to see the predicted lifetime of Iceland´s glaciers. As the scientific truth is revealed visitors see the shrinking glaciers, floods, landrise, increase of volcanic activity and more, before learning the shocking answer.

Team
Gagarín, Bowen Technovation, Lord Cultural Resources, Xibitz

Our role

  • Concept design
  • Interaction design
  • Media design
  • Graphic design
  • Programming
  • Media Technology