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The Arctic Fox Centre

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Very Cute - Calling Nature Lovers

We learned a lot in this quaint museum. Learned a lot about the native Arctic fox. Animal and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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Found the Foxes!

"Fluffy balls of adorable" Reasonably priced, great coffee, and the centre portion had lots of... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Calgary, Canada
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The Arctic Fox Centre in Sudavik is the home of Arctic fox research in Iceland with year round projects constantly collecting and furthering knowledge on this inspiring creature and passing this on to our visitors through our unique exhibition which...more
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Eyrardalur, Sudavik 420, Iceland
+354 456 4922
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All reviews small museum staff was very friendly these guys on display informative visit cup of coffee gift shop research center curled up an interesting place to visit small house museum area old house video rescued animals fox
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We learned a lot in this quaint museum. Learned a lot about the native Arctic fox. Animal and nature lovers will appreciate. Parking available. Small coffee shop too.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LaurenM287
Reviewed October 26, 2018

"Fluffy balls of adorable" Reasonably priced, great coffee, and the centre portion had lots of information. As for the foxes, they are just behind the centre in a giant pen, they act more like dogs as they have spent their whole lives there but they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank UnchartedBackpacker
Reviewed October 26, 2018

This little museum gives a good overview of the only land mammal native to Iceland. There are videos on various subjects, lots of informative posters, artefacts, and (for me rather too many) stuffed foxes. There are two real foxes living in a large enclosure outside,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TonySwiss
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by the Arctic Fox Centre to see the foxes and learn a bit more about them. The gentleman behind the counter was not only knowledgeable, but you could tell he was quite passionate about the foxes and their conversation and preservation. We listened...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stef4115
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Great educational center, knowledgeable and friendly staff! They also care for 2 foxes on the property that you can see at the end of the self-guided educational tour. I highly recommend a visit here to learn about this amazing animal as well as support their...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 4EverTraveler66
Reviewed September 4, 2018

We enjoyed visiting the Arctic Fox Centre. The displays and guided tour was very informative. The Arctic Foxes that were in back of the centre were cute! Because of the time of year they were not white. Staff was friendly and welcoming.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dr Tim T
Reviewed September 3, 2018

The information is very informative and we love the video about arctic fox shown in the centre. However, the location is out of our way and unless you really love to know more about arctic fox, it's not worth the time to drive there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Helen C
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Great and knowledgeable staff! Live foxes on site. This was one of the highlights for our 4 year old.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jill E
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time here. The exhibit is very informative. There were 2 foxes in a pen and they were simply adorable. We also hiked our behind the center and then went back to see the exhibit again. :).

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dana O
Reviewed August 21, 2018

This attraction is not worth going out of one's way to see. There are two foxes in captivity and numerous "taxidermied" foxes on display. The girl giving the orientation was good but if you have a limited time in Iceland, I would spend it elsewhere.

Date of experience: August 2018
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September 4, 2015|
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Response from Tycho81 | Property representative |
Hi, OUr centre does house orphaned Arctic fox pups but we do not take in rescued/injured animals from the public. The pups on site our raised in captivity, and although we used to raise them to be wild and reintroduce them... More
Cat M
July 8, 2015|
Response from Arctic Fox C | Property representative |
Hi Cat M and thanks for your interest in us! :-) The centre is open all year, weekdays only in September but we have no tours from Reykjavík :-( the best way to get to us is to fly into Ísafjörður and then make the 20km... More
June 20, 2015|
Response from Arctic Fox C | Property representative |
Hi there bananab0at. There is only one bus per day that goes from Ísafjörður to Súðavík, and that leaves early in the morning (around 07,30) Otherwise you can take a taxi (6000kr) or try to hitch a ride out to us. You can... More
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Some info on Arctic Foxes. Though it would be good to share. (2 Replies)
After the discussions here I contacted the Arctic Fox Centre to ask what guidelines they had to watch the Arctic Fox in a responsible, environmentally friendy manner. They came back with very good info, I thought I would share. Efectively there are no required precautions when it comes to food, other than leave no trace practice. But watching them does have some guidelines for their conservation. Here it goes, I hope you find it as useful as I did: "Hornstrandir Nature Reserve has been...More
March 27, 2017|
Response fromKim T|
Great information. Thanks for sharing it.
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Hello all, After much planning, have put together the following itinerary and am seeking expert advice on whether any of this is completely unrealistic. A few notes: - I don't mind long days of driving. - Hotels are all confirmed, but I have some flexibility since I'll be camping as well. - Traveling late July Thanks in advance for taking a look! Day 1: Arrive KEF early, pick up rental and groceries --- Þingvellir -- Geysir -- Gullfloss -- Seljalandsfoss (at sunset if not too...More
April 21, 2015|
Response fromilas65|
Some very busy days, but you'll have light all day. Unless I'm missing something, it looks like you're missing out Myvatn and around entirely, which would be a pity.