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Sea Life Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary: Puffin Rescue and Aquarium

Explore the world's pioneering beluga whale refuge!

Sea Life Sanctuary
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
Wheelchair accessible
Provider: SEA Life Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary
Registered address: Ægisgata 2, 900, Vestmannaeyjabær, IS
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Admission to the SEA LIFE TRUST Beluga Whale Sanctuary.
Admission to the Puffin Rescue Centre
  • Discover the one-of-a-kind Beluga Whale Sanctuary, home to Little White and Little Grey, frolicking freely in the expansive bay of Vestmannaeyjar
  • Experience a captivating journey of Little Grey and Little White from Shanghai to Iceland, showcased at the Visitor Centre. Plus, discover a local species aquarium
  • Discover Iceland's unique Puffin Rescue Centre, a safe haven for baby puffins and puffins from Vestmannaeyjar needing care

Step into the magical world of the SEA LIFE TRUST Beluga Whale Sanctuary!

Supported by Merlin Entertainments and Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), this sanctuary is a haven for beluga whales, offering them a safe and more natural home.

Join in the vision that encompasses crafting a more natural existence for the belugas they nurture, advancing knowledge through intensive research and enlightening education, and bolstering protection for wild belugas.

There's also a dedicated centre that caters to pufflings (baby puffins) and helps puffins from Vestmannaeyjar in need of a little TLC. The majority of these feathered friends are rescued by the local Puffling Patrol, which collaborates closely with the Sanctuary. Some are even brought in by caring local residents for a health check, treatment and, if they're ready, a triumphant release.

Please present your ticket at the entrance.

How to get there?

  • It is a 2 hour drive from Reykjavik, and you need to book travel on the ferry to the island. The ferry terminal is located at Landeyjahöfn, near Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Herjolfur Ferry for people and/or vehicles from Landeyjahöfn to Vestmannaeyjar. Journey time approx. 35 minutes
  • Public transport to the ferry's harbors is available, with buses departing from Mjódd in Reykjavík on this schedule. For additional information please call 540-2700 or visit their website here
Sea Life Sanctuary
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sea Life Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary / Sæheimar Aquarium
2 Ægisgata, 900, Vestmannaeyjabær
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  • Cancellation is possible until 23 hours before your visit date.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 23 hours before your visit date.

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Kelly ,  United States United States
20 May 2024
Sea Life Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary: Puffin Rescue and Aquarium

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