The Icelandic Seal Center at Hvammstangi is a research center and museum with information about seals. You can also learn about seal colonies and the history of seal hunting. Finally, you find there information on other ways in which seals are an important part of Icelandic culture, tradition and folklore.

The center is also a source of information about the birds of the Vatnsnes Peninsula in North Iceland. There are unsurprisingly a great many species of birds who live in the peninsula. Vatnsnes is therefore a perfect place for birding.

In the center you will learn about the different species of seals found along the shores of Iceland. There you can also learn about their lives and habits. You can find instructions on how to distinguish them apart from one another when you are out on a self or guided seal watching tour. You will also find information on the wildlife of the area. It is abundant and includes the notorious Arctic Fox, Eider Duck, famous Puffins, Whales and the abundant sea and inland bird life of the area.

You can watch scientists at work in the seal center’s lab. There you learn about the research that is being done on seals. You can even help them by collecting data on your travels around the area! Finally in the “Seal Cinema” you can watch a documentary on the seals found in Iceland.

Check out our complete guide to travelling in North Iceland.