The Arctic Fox Centre holds the world’s only exhibition dedicated to Iceland’s first land mammal, the Arctic Fox. Our exhibition and staff will educate you on Arctic foxes, their biology, habits and habitats which make them such an incredible animal. We also have displays on the traditional and cultural interaction between humans and foxes as well as their modern day influence on Iceland and Icelanders.
Come and relax in our cosy café where we serve daily home-made vegetarian soups, bread, cakes and waffles, including rhubarb jam made from the rhubarb growing in the village. We also serve a simple but filling breakfast and a delicious Plokkfiskur (traditional Icelandic fish stew) evening meal. Our outdoor patio and beautiful surroundings are the perfect place to slow down and take in the beauty of our fjord and mountains. (food availible May-Sept without prior arangement)
During the summer months of June, July and August we monitor the wild fox populations on the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, which has been an ongoing project since 1998.
Our main research is the data collection of hunted fox carcasses, donated to the centre by fox hunters from all over the country we record size, age, sex, stomach contents, pup births and many other variables.
Live Arctic Fox Ambassador Animals
Here at the Arctic Fox Centre we have 2 live Arctic foxes who act as our ambassadors for the species :-)
They were found after their parents had been killed as part of the legalised arctic fox hunt which takes place here in Iceland in June 2015. SInce then they have been raised by us to be human friendly captive foxes able to spark an iteserest in their species to all of our visitors :-)
Their names are Ingi and Móri and they are both blue morph males