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Water in Icelandic Nature | Icelandic Museum of Natural History

Varmahlíð 1, Reykjavík 105, 5771800

Opening Hours:
Mon - Sun: 9.00am - 6.00pm


Water – all originated from outer space – is the foundation of life on Earth. Iceland is exceptionally rich in freshwater, a very prominent feature of the landscape and one of Iceland´s most precious natural element providing multitudes of services. There are glaciers and diverse wetlands, numerous lakes, rivers and waterfalls, clean and wholesome, hot and cold, silted glacial water, crystal clear spring fed water and direct runoff water. Given its latitude, young age and geographical isolation, Iceland has an unusually prolific aquatic biota, and some springs are home to globally unique examples of evolution.

The exhibition focuses on the diversity of freshwater, its myriad forms, its nature and importance for society, the diversity of the aquatic biota, and the role of water in making and shaping of the land.

The exhibition is visual, lively and constantly evolving. Special emphasis is on interactive participation with the latest multimedia technology.