The Arctic Fox Center in Sudavik tells the story of the Arctic fox, the only native terrestrial mammal in Iceland.
The exhibition portrays the biology and natural history of the Arctic fox such as distribution, genetics and diet. It also tells details about their behavior and the difference between ‘white’ and ‘blue’ morph Arctic foxes. The lesser known blue morph is especially significant to the region.
On the other hand it portrays the social history of Iceland in relation to Arctic foxes, which is complex and reaches back over 1000 years. This part of the exhibition explores Iceland’s fox-hunting tradition which continues to affect Iceland’s relationship with the fox.
Both parts of the exhibition give context to the scientific research conducted by the center, of which there are also exhibits on display. The information is available in Icelandic, English, and German and informative tours are also often available.