About Icelandic Seals

Although the harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) and the grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) are the only species to pup around Iceland, 4 others visit the island on a regular basis. Those species are harp seal (Phoca groenlandica), bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus), hooded seal (Cystophora cristata) and ringed seal (Phoca hispida). Walruses (Odobenus rosmarus) have also occasionally been found around Iceland but they are very rare.

To learn more about the different seal species please click the images below:


Harbour seal



Grey Seal


Harp seal


Bearded seal


Hooded seal


Ringed seal