Since its opening in 1997, the Icelandic Phallological Museum has become one of Reykjavik's most popular tourist attractions. With over 200 penises from various different animals preserved in formaldehyde and a wide range of phallic artwork, this unusual museum has gained worldwide fame.
Its collection is divided into a main room and a number of smaller adjacent ones, which can be toured with a free English-language audioguide. Visitors will see preserved penises of virtually all of Iceland's native mammals, accompanied by multilingual informational posters. The enormous penises of seventeen different species of whale from the Icelandic coast and one from a polar bear are particularly striking, as are the three human penises on display!
What's more, the Phallological Museum is also packed with various paintings, sculptures and other works of art inspired by the male sexual organ.
An unusual visit
The Icelandic Phallological Museum certainly makes for a curious and even unforgettable visit, as it is truly an original theme. Having said that, if you're short on time on your trip to Reykjavik, there are other attractions that we recommend prioritising, like visiting the National Museum of Iceland or discovering the geography of Iceland and its nature at the Perlan Museum.
Daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
Adults: 1,700 kr (US$ 12.10).
Children under 13 years old: free entry.
Bus: lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.