Happen to be in Iceland in August in search of an excellent activity other than looking out your window. There are plenty of exciting exhibitions which are fun and informative for people of every age. Gagarín has participated in creating various exhibitions that all aim to bring visitors closer to our nature and culture. Here are some suggestions:
Hljóðhimnar is an experience centre at Harpa Music Hall in Reykjavík designed by ÞYKJÓ in collaboration with the Children's Council of ÞYKJÓ, Gagarín, and Irma. At Hljóðhimnar, visitors could activate sounds and music through playful tangible interfaces.
Our exhibition, Heart of Iceland, opened in 2019 at Hakið, Thingvellir. Visitors are invited on a journey through history and nature. Þingvellir has for centuries had a unique place in the heart of every Icelander.
Lava Centre sits between five of Iceland's greatest volcanoes. The 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.
The Icelandic Museum of Natural History is located 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 enjoy the view from on top of Iceland´s largest glacier Vatnajökull. Through these unique experiences, visitors gain extensive knowledge of the different types of glaciers, their behaviour, the life they support, and 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 centrepiece 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. The 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 reshaped not only 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
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.