Winter opening

Winter is coming, so we will remind you of the winter service at Selasetur. For the time being, open every weekday this winter from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Travel service providers, schools, and others traveling with groups outside the advertised opening hours can contact Selasetur (451 2345 or Reception on weekends is possible if an inquiry is received well in advance.

When the northern lights dance on Vatnsnes!

It is always impressive to see the northern lights dancing and Vatnsnes is a good place to experience the northern lights. There, Hvítserkur himself (a famous sea stack) is leading the pack with the Peninsula Skagi as a background, it doesn’t get much better than that. Here are some pictures from 4. September as there is a lot of activity these days.

The photos were taken by Páll L Sigurðsson

Good attendance in the summer of 2022

The number of tourists at Iceland’s Seal Center is increasing. There has been a very good attendance at Selasetur Íslands this summer and over 16,500 visitors have already visited us.

The largest number of visitors came in July, when 5,541 visitors came to the Seal museum, while August followed close behind with 5,171.

Just over 43% of visitors entered the Seal museum this summer. But others sought, e.g. information about where you could find seals in the wild and/or shop in our store.

Create memories at Iceland’s Seal Centre 🙂

The Great Seal Count 2022 – result

A total of 595 seals were seen in the great seal count, which took place for the twelfth time on July, 30th on Vatnsnes. But due to special circumstances, Heggstaðanes was not included that day.

The Icelandic Seal Center would like to thank all the volunteers who took part in the count this year. This year we received e.g. volunteers from Germany, Belgium, England, and a good group from World Wide Friends located in Hrútafjörður (