Canadians told Contiki that Iceland was the country they want to see most next year.
Publicly, they stated a dip in the famous blue lagoon to be the most luring hot spot. Privately, however, we think they really just want to take a trip to the penis museum.
Indeed, such a place exists.
Reykjavik’s Phallological Museum showcases everything from giraffe wangs to scrotal lampshades, including 276 specimens from all of Iceland’s 46 mammals – including humans. There are even some foreign imports for an exotic touch.
“The Icelandic Phallological Museum is probably the only museum in the world to contain a collection of phallic specimens belonging to all the various types of mammal found in a single country,” reads a statement on the museum’s website. “It is finally possible for individuals to undertake serious study into the field of phallology in an organized, scientific fashion.”
One member is especially impressive – that of a sperm whale. “The full penis could in fact be five metres (yards) and weigh something like 350 to 450 kilos – but of course, the animal it came from weighed around 50 tonnes,” said founder and curator Sigurdur Hjartarson.
What would be outlandish decor in most museums is mere nuance here – penises of all shapes and sizes line the walls, float melancholically about in jars, and feature on pieces of art donated by artists from around the world.
Admission is an admittedly steep $17; get your tickets here.