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Prepare for a truly unique experience at the Phallological Museum, a one-of-a-kind attraction that is sure to leave a lasting impression. With the world’s largest collection of penises and penile parts, this museum is a definite “must-see”! Featuring over 200 penises from various mammals found in Iceland, including whales, seals, walruses, and even mythical creatures like trolls and Huldufólk (elves), it’s a fascinating and unconventional display.

Penis Museum
Penis Museum Iceland








Let’s get into the details! The museum showcases the penises of 46 different mammals, with an impressive 55 specimens from various whale species stealing the spotlight (their genitals are the largest in the museum, after all!). There’s even a polar bear penis, a rare find considering polar bears are not native to Iceland. Occasionally, these bold creatures make their way to the island from Greenland, adding to the collection’s allure.

Where is it?

Located at Hafnartorg Square in central Reykjavik, the Icelandic Phallological Museum is easily accessible for visitors. Just head to the corner of Geirsgata and Reykjastrætis streets, and you’ll find the entrance. The museum welcomes guests daily from 10 am to 7 pm, ensuring you have ample time to explore this extraordinary place.

Penis Museum
Whales Penis, Iceland

How did the Iceland Penis Museum start?

Curious about how this peculiar museum came to be? It all started with Sigurður Hjartarson, an unconventional individual who, as a child, used a bull’s penis as a whip for his animals. Intrigued by his childhood story, his friends began gifting him whale genitals, and thus began his collection. From humble beginnings, the museum first opened in Reykjavik in 1997 with 62 penises on display. It later moved to the fishing village of Húsavík in 2004, only to return to Reykjavik in 2011 under the management of Hjörtur, the founder’s son. The museum has since evolved into a national treasure, with a vast and ever-growing collection that continues to captivate visitors.

While phallology may be a relatively new field of study in Iceland, the museum embraces the topic with a delightful blend of humor and scientific insight. Prepare to be entertained and informed as you explore this cabinet of curiosities. The Phallological Museum offers a truly unique experience that will leave you both enlightened and entertained.

So, why not embrace the unexpected and pay a visit to the Phallological Museum during your stay at the Blue House? It’s an adventure you won’t soon forget!


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