The Icelandic Seal Center was formally opened on the 25th
of June 2006. The center is a private stock company with 89
shareholders; individuals, companies and organizations.
One of the Icelandic Seal Center’s goals is to conduce towards
comprehensive education about seals around Iceland. At the Seal
Center’s exhibition guest can learn about:
Seals and their
sealery and the utilisation of seal products in a historical
Norland from Hindisvík, who was a pioneer in the preservation of
seals around Vatnsnes peninsula.
Vatnsnes peninsula tourists have a unique opportunity to watch both
harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) and grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) in
their natural habitats, although the harbour seals are more common.
The Icelandic Seal Center and the Icelandic Tourist board have joined
hands in making seal colonies in Vatnsnes safe and accessible for
guests, with the ideology of sustainability and environmental
protection as guidance. The main goal is to control the tourist
traffic around the areas and thereby limit the disruption of their
sensitive ecological system. The Icelandic Seal Center gives
information about these locations and how to approach them with care.
Seals nature tours also sail from the harbour just outside the center.
More information about the tours can be provided through e-mail or
Phone:+354 451 2345 - Fax:+354 451 2356 -
Read more about out goals and projects at our webcite
HVAMMSTANGI NORTH ICELAND