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Visit the National Theatre of Iceland with family and friends to witness premier Icelandic and foreign classic theater productions, new works, musicals, operas and children's productions. Established in 1950, the theater complex features five different venues, namely the Main Stage, the Black Box, the Small Stage for Children, the Puppet Theatre Attic and the Theatre Cellar (Leikhúskjallarinn with a total seating capacity of 910. This is the place to discover both upcoming Icelandic artists and playwrights, alongside the shows featuring international artists and performers. The National Theatre of Iceland produces close to ten new creations each year, promising its avid audience an eclectic variety of live entertainment.
The Icelandic Phallological Museum is one unique museum with a large variety of phallic specimens that also include almost all types of mammal specimens. With more than 200 specimens and 93 animal species that range from mice to whales, this museum features fascinating exhibits and makes for an interesting visit.
A scenic repository that pays tribute to Iceland's seafaring culture, the Reykjavik Maritime Museum is located along the city's harborfront. The museum is built into a former fish freezing factory unit, a plant that was originally built on the Grandi landfill. It explores the time-honored legacy of Iceland's fishing past, alluding to the time when early settlers depended heavily on fishing for livelihood. Over the years, fishing practices burgeoned into a larger industry, thus accelerating Iceland's prosperous growth over the years. The maritime museum also hosts a stunning nautical relic that was acquired in 2008, the former Coast Guard Vessel Óðinn. Fastened to the pier adjacent to the museum, this grand vessel served a prime role in all three Cod Wars between 1950 and 1970. Iceland's first steel ship Magni, also stands at the pier in resolute magnificence.
Open all year round, Aurora Reykjavík is an interactive, educational and recreational center that educates visitors about the myths, legends and science behind Northern Lights. Visitors can have a surreal experience of this natural phenomenon on their large 22.9-feet (7 meters) wide projection screen. When the skies are clear and the season is right, they conduct fully-guided tours to witness the spectacularly breathtaking Aurora Borealis.
Immerse yourself in the world of whales at this fascinating museum which offers a plethora of information regarding the majestic creatures. Life-size models will welcome you as you step into the space specifically designed to evoke a sensation of being submerged underwater. Put on a pair of goggles and engage in some virtual reality fun, or walk around the expansive exhibition hall to admire the models on display. You can also make a pit stop at the on-site cafe or browse through funky souvenirs at the shop located within the premises.