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Saeheimar Aquarium

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Heidarvegi 12, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland
+354 481 1997
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Great little museum where you can see some interesting stuffed birds and some fish. The highlight... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cool little museum

A nice little museum. The obvious highlight is seeing the puffin Toti. He walks around like he owns... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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
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Heidarvegi 12, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little museum where you can see some interesting stuffed birds and some fish. The highlight is definitely Toti the puffin, who waddles around the museum. If you love puffins, you'll definitely learn a lot. The museum is very reasonably priced (around $15 USD) but...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice little museum. The obvious highlight is seeing the puffin Toti. He walks around like he owns the place! Occasionally poops but the staff were all over that lol. Definately worth the visit if you're in town anyway.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not only a wonderful place to visit to see puffins. They work with the community to rescue and protect them. They have a very small facility but the work they do is well worth your support. Thank your to your staff for helping...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Here you can see amazing and beautiful animals and the staff is dedicated to their work and very welcoming to guests. Great museum and a must-see.

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

I am giving this place an excellent rating not really because of the exhibits but because of what they do for the local birds. The sea birds get attracted by the light of the town at night and young birds get disoriented and fly there....More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

We were thrilled to see the chicks that have been rescued after their unsuccessful maiden flights and are being nursed back to health. Also very interesting to see the wide range of fish, animals, and plants in this geological region.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

The aquarium is the focal point to accept baby puffins or pufflings. The aquarium is a great place for natural history also. Plan your trip so you can experience this event. There was a puffin mascot there also. So cool.

Thank Tim C
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Our kids liked this stop with lots of local stuffed birds and animals to see and one rehabilitating puffin to view. It would be nice if the puffin had something natural to sit on instead of just the tile floor. When it wanted to hide...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This was the final stop of our Eyja tour (look them up and take their tour - it should be a requirement!). There were a few mid-size tanks with some cool fish and other sea life. But the real excitement of this place is their...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This is a natural history museum with many stuffed animals on display as well as some fish living in small tanks. The real reason to go is the puffins which live in the museum with free range to walk around the exhibits. We were able...More

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Mary F
2 February 2018|
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Response from marekw | Reviewed this property |
Best to overnight somewhere on the South Coast and do a day trip to the Westmann Islands. It really is worth a visit and a full day. If you really want to push it Google Maps says the ferry terminal is 139km from Reykjavik... More
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Mary F
28 December 2017|
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Response from Am1121 | Reviewed this property |
You can play with him! But not hold or pet him.
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Response from Family532 | Reviewed this property |
We travelled at the end of May 2017 and at that time the Aquarium was open all day. It is a small family run aquarium and it is possible that for the month of October they have limited hours. I would send an email... More
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