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“Hold a live Puffin”
Review of Saeheimar Aquarium

Saeheimar Aquarium
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Owner description: The “Aquarium and Natural History Museum of Vestmannaeyjar” was opened in 1964 and is the oldest museum of its kind in the country. The museum was run by the town of Vestmannaeyjar until January 2010 when the Research Center of Vestmannaeyjar took over the management. It is now simply called “The Aquarium
Reviewed September 23, 2015

Go here and stroke or hold a Puffin also look at the stuffed birds and fish in the aquariums.
The staff are very friendly and helpfull. They do speak English

Thank paratanman
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"final stop"
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"great museum"
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Reviewed September 16, 2015

I must admit meeting the baby puffins was the highlight of my visit. Tóti the resident puffin is so lovable and seeks to be held and petted by humans. The aquarium is small but very friendly and has lots of stuffed birds as well and it´s a must for any bird lover to see, especially if you are not used to seeing sea birds.

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Reviewed September 15, 2015

Small, friendly aquarium. They have a puffin there you can meet. Great photo boards about the wildlife around the island. Several aquariums with fish etc. Not a large place but interesting. Worth a visit.

Thank Hoover2002
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Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Visited last week.
The Saeheimar Aquarium is super fun, especially if you are interested in seabirds. There are tons of stuffed birds that allow you to get an up close look at much of the bird life you can observe on our around the island. There also are a few more lively feathered friends that may be observed around the facility, if you are lucky.

Our afternoon here was fun. We will return.

Thank Tom D
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Reviewed September 9, 2015

Where else can you hold, pet, and possibly feed a puffin. This is one of the prime attractions at this aquarium/museum, and definitely a unique one. There are also many interesting exhibits and tanks with sealife from the local area. It's definitely worth a visit if you have time on the island.

Thank sgitlin
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