Beluga Whale Sanctuary and Puffin Hospital

The Sea Life Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary in Iceland is the world’s first whale sanctuary, and home to two beluga whales – Little White and Little Grey. In spring 2020, the two belugas will move to their sea sanctuary home in nearby Klettsvik Bay. Experience Little Grey and Little White’s journey to Iceland and get up close to live puffins and local sea creatures! Not to mention, it is super easy to get there with our fantastic tool – EasyGuide.

The Sea Life Trust Visitor Centre located in Vestmannaeyjar in South Iceland opened in April 2019. The centre includes information and displays relating to Little White and Little Grey’s epic journey from China to Iceland, as well as a local species aquarium and resident rescued puffins. As a non-profit centre, all ticket sales support the best possible care for Little White and Little Grey and the other animals like famous Icelandic puffins and seals in care.

Sea Life Trust

Ægisgata 2, Vestmannaeyjabær
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Very easy

April – October

The important and wonderful mission

Beluga Sanctuary in Iceland is doing an amazing mission. It’s not only about the care of beluga whales in Iceland. The main objectives are:

– Rescue and provide expert care for sick, injured, or distressed seals and other marine animals in need of help who are found around shores
– Release them back into their natural environment once they are back to full health
– Provide a permanent home and ongoing care for seals and other marine animals who cannot be released back to the wild
– Educate and inspire generations to protect seas and amazing marine life, now and for the future

Visit the world’s first beluga whale sanctuary! Take a tour of the visitor centre, learn about the beluga whales and why they are here, see their new neighbours in the Native Species Aquarium and Puffin Hospital

Good to know before visiting:
  • Free entry for 0-5 years old children!
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Guaranteed to see whales and puffins
  • Don’t forget to take your camera!

The Supplier: Sea Life Trust

Company Rating

4.5/5 TripAdvisor

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