The Icelandic Seal Center recently won a bid for a grant with the Growth fund of North West of Iceland for the project Continuing growth of nature based tourism in Húnaþing vestra. The project involves design of the expansion of the Seal Centers exhibition as well as design of the area outside the Center as well as the Hvammstangi harbour area as a whole. The goal of the project is to engourage tourists to stay longer in the area.
The grant was for IKR 6 millions. Total cost of the project is estimated roughly IKR 13 millions.
The Seal Center has many partners in this project: The municipality of Húnaþing vestra, Kaupfélag V-Hún general store, Toursim association of V-Hún, Gauksmýri ehf, Reykir museum, The library of V-Hún, The school of Húnaþing vestra, The Tourism Department of the University of Hólar, Kidka Wool Factory, Sealwatching and Institute of Freshwater Fisheries.
The project will officially start at the end of november this year and finish mid year 2015. Project manager is Unnur Valborg Hilmarsdóttir, managing director of the Seal Center.