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The Arctic Fox Centre

Eyrardalur, Sudavik 420, Iceland
+354 456 4922
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Fun afternoon activity

Small but quaint museum in the scenic westfjords. The young staff were welcoming and friendly... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2018
kiwi892
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Saw the foxes

We arrived here after the place had closed for the day (2 pm) and so were disappointed. As we were... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2018
PaddyKar
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Brisbane, Australia
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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 is the worlds only dedicated solely to the Arctic fox. Our outdoor fox enclosure hoouses rescued orphaned pups giving our visitors the chance to "meet" live Arctic foxes while the on site cafe serves freshly made, home baked cakes and pastries as well as more substantial meals of vegetable soups and plokkfiskur fish stew. We look forward to seeing you!
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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Eyrardalur, Sudavik 420, Iceland
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Small but quaint museum in the scenic westfjords. The young staff were welcoming and friendly, they gave us a very informative tour around the museum. There were two orphaned foxes in the enclosure who we saw the staff interact with and feed.

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

We arrived here after the place had closed for the day (2 pm) and so were disappointed. As we were driving away, a woman walking near us called to us to advise that the place was closed but then she invited us to view a...More

Thank PaddyKar
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

Research center with an enclosed exhibition and museum. It focuses on the Arctic fox (Vulpus lagopus) which is the only native terrestrial mammal in Iceland.The museum area contained information, stuffed foxes and all sorts of specimens as well as a couple of live siblings outside....More

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Reviewed September 15, 2017

This place is a must if you're in the area. Interesting and informative films and display items and friendly staff keen to discuss arctic foxes with visitors. Some rather depressing facts about foxes experiences with mankind are given, but definitely needed to be. Lovely to...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2017

We stopped here a couple of weeks ago during our trip to the Westfjords. It costs ISK 1200 per person entry, but you will receive a warm welcome and there's a lot of information available. There is a looping video which gives a very good...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2017

Well worth a visit. A couple of live foxes in captivity and a very informative display and museum about the arctic fox. Very cute and quite different from the European fox. The Icelandic arctic foxes are mostly brown.

Thank Yelwah
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

I really don't understand some of the negative reviews. This is not a place where children can play with wild animals. The pups are there to observe, and maybe to give a few morsels of food. That said, this center holds a great wealth of...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

This was a nice stop on our way into the Westfjords. The museum is in a small house with a cafe. The exhibits are interesting and well done. There are several stuffed (taxidermist) arctic foxes to illustrate the different types and features. Outside we saw...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Our 3 kids had been excited to visit this place for months. We had read various reviews in travel books and on the internet indicating that visitors could play with and/or feed the foxes. We visited today and were very disappointed - there were 2...More

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Tycho81, Manager at The Arctic Fox Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2017

hi, we are very sorry that you and your family did not enjoy your visit to our centre, and it is understandable if you were expecting to have a hands on experience with the foxes. we are not sure why there are stories in travel...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2017

I was with a study abroad program that was heavily interested in seeing the live foxes. We had a long presentation about arctic foxes in both Iceland and the more continental parts of the world (Canada and Russia), and the guide got about 30 minutes...More

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Holimpen
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
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Cat M
July 8, 2015|
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Response from ArcticFoxCentre | 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
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bananab0at
June 20, 2015|
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Response from ArcticFoxCentre | 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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