The Arctic Fox Centre, Sudavik

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#2 of 13 in Museums in Westfjords Region
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The Arctic Fox Center (Icelandic: Melrakkasetur [ˈmɛːlˌrahkaˌsɛːtʏr̥]) is a research center with an enclosed exhibition and café in the municipality Súðavík in the Westfjords in Iceland. It focuses on the Arctic fox (Vulpus lagopus) which is the only native terrestrial mammal in Iceland. The center was founded in 2007 by locals who are interested in the Arctic fox. It has a strong emphasis on ecotourism. The center is a non-profit-partner of 1% for the planet and a member of The Wild North.

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  • We stopped at the Arctic Fox Centre to learn a bit about the only carnivores native to Iceland. We started off with an interesting and informative video covering many phases of the fox's life, but...  more »
  • It was the most exciting museum that I have visited. The price was fair compared to how much you can see and learn. The staff was great and very talkative, the girls answered all of our questions...  more »
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  • An interesting spot to learn about the only native mammal predator to Iceland. The exhibits include many informational placards as well as several videos. There are also several taxidermied foxes inside the museum that you can touch to feel the fur of the foxes. There were currently two foxes in the enclosure outside - these were rescues are not able to be reintroduced into the wild. The enclosure was small, but they are well taken care of.
  • Great little museum with lots of information about the arctic fox - we spent about 45 minutes here and learned a lot about this cute little animal!
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