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Icelandic Seal Center

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We stumbled across the Seal Center when looking for things to do while our stay in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dustin W
Nice and informative

Friendly & helpful. Free restrooms! Didn’t do the museum but did see seals via route 711. Also some... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
icechicky
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Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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“small museum”(7 reviews)
“gift shop”(7 reviews)
“boat trip”(5 reviews)
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Brekkugata 2, Hvammstangi 530, Iceland
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+354 451 2345
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stumbled across the Seal Center when looking for things to do while our stay in Hvammstangi. The gift shop was cute, a lot of Hvammstangi pronunciation tips (ha) and a lot of seal getup. The museum was a great visit- really informative about the...More

Thank Dustin W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Friendly & helpful. Free restrooms! Didn’t do the museum but did see seals via route 711. Also some nice person placed my lost scarf where I could find it. Thanks!

Thank icechicky
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in seals, this museum will tell you everything what there is to know about seals in Iceland. It is a small exhibit, but packed with information. In a corner, an interesting documentary is played continuously. Standard admission is 1100 ISK. You...More

Thank Globetrotter045
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard that the Icelandic Seal Center was worth a stop and we are delighted we made the time. The center is small and the displays were interesting and informative. The staff was helpful and provided directions to see 3 locations where we would...More

Thank Trudy M
Sigurður L, CEO at Icelandic Seal Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I am delighted that we were able to assist you on your travels, and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at this little museum are so friendly and helpful that I almost hate to say it, but this museum is just not worth the money. We were glad to know that our money went to seal research because the museum is just a...More

Thank Anonymous3622
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small museum but worth the visit to learn about seals. Very informative. Staff very helpful with nearby site seeing as well. Kids 11 and under are free.

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Sigurður L, CEO at Icelandic Seal Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. It was a pleasure to assist you.

Reviewed 12 June 2018

Took the seal watching boat ride, enjoyed the ride and personal service. Saw MANY seals. Had a great lunch at the restaurant upstairs. Went to the museum exhibit following the boat ride, which was informative and enjoyable.

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Sigurður L, CEO at Icelandic Seal Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the experience.

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
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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Davis F
25 May 2018|
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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
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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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