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Icelandic Seal Center

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Closes in 19 min: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Cute tiny museum

I wouldn’t go out of your way to stop at just the museum, but admission was included as part of our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frisco, Texas
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Good mid-point stop between Akureyri and Reykjavik

On the last day of our Ring Road counter-clockwise drive, we wanted something to do about mid-way... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Flagstaff, Arizona
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Brekkugata 2, Hvammstangi 530, Iceland
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This is a very short drive off the main highway and worth a visit. A variety of displays give you a snapshot into the seals that frequent Iceland. Learning how quickly seal pups grow up and watching the tracking of one young pup was fascinating....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kai R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wouldn’t go out of your way to stop at just the museum, but admission was included as part of our seal watching boat tour. The museum is very small and has some interesting info if you want to learn more about seals in Iceland....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the last day of our Ring Road counter-clockwise drive, we wanted something to do about mid-way from Akureyri and Reykjavik. Just 6km off Ring Road 1, Hvammstangi is right on the water and the Seal Center (clearly marked signage before the turnoff) was our...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed June 15, 2019

We went to this little town to search seals. The weather was not good enough to let us take the boat tour, yet the guy in charge of the center was very friendly, and he did a wonderful job teaching a lot of stuff, specially...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ebonyivorykennel
Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

If you are interesting in a wild life, seals especially, this is a must. Short and educational presentation, a lot of interesting items, stuffed animals, plus with the entrance fee you are also supporting seal and wildlife researches.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 616g
Reviewed April 8, 2019

In addition to the exhibitions you can visit area to see the seals. The staff are very friendly and the space is welcoming.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Angela S
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We saw a sign on RT 1 for a Seal Museum near our hotel. It was afternoon and we had time to stop. It was an interesting Harbor and the Museum was small but Very interesting. It had a lot of information about seals but...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GRITSMassachusetts
Reviewed November 4, 2018

You only realise how much there is to know about seals when you spend a bit of time at this informative centre. The center would be great for kids . A very good film runs constantly and you are able to touch two pelts and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pammelb
Reviewed October 21, 2018

This place is perfect to visit if you are traveling with kids, lots of info and things to do for them.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank disaoskarsd
Reviewed October 5, 2018

I didn't realize how much I didn't know about seals until I was reading through the information and watching the video. I enjoyed this stop and really felt rejuvenated standing at the waters edge, although disappointed no seals were there to great me. The Center...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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May 25, 2018|
Response from Sigurður L | Property representative |
Yes, you can. If you come to the centre we will give you a map of the accessible seal colonies in the area, and give you advice on the best time that particular day to see seals. The boat tours are the guaranteed way of... More
October 24, 2015|
Response from Sigurður L | Property representative |
The scheduled seal watching tours by boat only run until the end of September. You can, however, see seals from land, and if you come and visit the Seal Centre, we will be delighted to guide you. If you are a group of... More
June 21, 2015|
Response from Rh0nda58 | Reviewed this property |
Yes sorry 950 kroner