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Icelandic Seal Center

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Brekkugata 2, Hvammstangi 530, Iceland
+354 451 2345
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small stop, but an interesting one

the museum is very small, but it was very interesting to learn about the activities in iceland... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
DeannaBanana3011
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Unusual Tale at Seal Center

The Seal Center is a fun place to stop in and peruse the items for sale (we bought a cute book on... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Claire M
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Fair Oaks, California, United States
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“small museum” (6 reviews)
“gift shop” (6 reviews)
“short film” (4 reviews)
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Brekkugata 2, Hvammstangi 530, Iceland
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+354 451 2345
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

the museum is very small, but it was very interesting to learn about the activities in iceland regarding the seals, but most importantly lovely to read about the conservation of the animals. it is all set up inside with a real boat and stuffed seals,...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

The Seal Center is a fun place to stop in and peruse the items for sale (we bought a cute book on the unusual foods Iceland is famous for). What is unusual is I decided to buy a ticket to see the seal exhibit. The...More

Thank Claire M
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

The museum at the Seal Center was much better than expected given it was a bit off the beaten tourist path. We were the only visitors during our stop in late August. The displays were well done and informative, material in English was understandable and...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

We visited the museum while waiting for our seal boat trip and found it quite interesting. Tourism seems new to the area and they are trying hard to make attractions for the influx of tourists. Friendly staff.

Thank Saskwatches
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We only visited the museum which was informative and well supported by a video. The museum contains a lot of information including how seal hunting and more recently conservation have been carried out locally. It is only a few kilometres from Route 1 and adds...More

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We missed the boat trip so suggested to take the unpaved road around around the peninsula and did not regrets - we saw 30+ seals, fantastic bays and views and dined in a small authentic fish restaurant!More

Thank Katerina P
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Sigurður L, Manager at Icelandic Seal Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Hi Katerina, Glad to hear you had a nice experience driving around the peninsula, stopping at the colonies that we recommend, took advantage of the tidal charts we use to be able suggest the best times of day to see seals, and enjoyed the remote...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. I found their publications regarding animal behavior and tourism very interesting. Great film as well

Thank befy102
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

My favorite part of this center was the photography exhibit with seal expressions- I will post pictures. The film was very sweet and shows the bond between the locals & the seals. The exhibits did a great job explaining the different types of seals. Im...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

It is very nice place to study about Seal and Icelandic history.The display helps you to understand easily.

Thank Naoko K
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This was an enjoyable and informative 1 - 2 hour stop to learn about Icelandic seals and their continued role in Icelandic life. A visit to the museum also provides financial support to continued research and efforts to maintain or improve the current health of...More

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dhandley
24 October 2015|
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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
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MattKrieger
21 June 2015|
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Response from Rh0nda58 | Reviewed this property |
Yes sorry 950 kroner
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