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Sudurnes Science and Learning Center Welcomes You

The Sudurnes Science and Learning Center is a scientific research facility in the Sudurnes region. It is made up of The Southwest Iceland Nature Institute and The University of Iceland´s Research Center in Sudurnes, among others, and offers first class research facilities in marine biology and ornithology. It also houses two interesting exhibitions geared towards the whole family.


The Nature Gallery Over seventy stuffed animals, a collection of plants, shells, and more can be viewed in the nature gallery of the Center, with the only stuffed walrus in Iceland as one of the exhibits. A close-up view of living marine animals in tanks can be enjoyed - the brave can even touch some of them! It is ideal to combine a trip to the Center with a walk to the seafront or nearby ponds, where guests collect organisms which then can be studied in the Center´s microscopes. The Center provides all the necessary equipment.

The Attraction of the Poles A fascinating exhibition, The Attraction of the Poles, tells the story of the French physician, scientist and Polar explorer, Jean-Baptiste Charcot. His research ship, Pourquoi-pas?, perished along with all, but one of her crew, off the Icelandic coast in 1936. An exquisite model of the ship is one of the exhibition´s many artifacts.


Conference and Meeting Facilities The Sudurnes Science and Learning Center is ideal for groups of all sizes. The Southwest Iceland Research Institute and The University of Iceland´s Research Center in Sudurnes conduct interesting scientific research which can be featured in a visit to the Center, along with touring the research facilities and the exhibitions.

The Center´s halls are ideal for meetings and other events. For bookings or further information, please contact us by phone: (+354) 423-7555, (+354) 423-7551; or by e-mail: thekkingarsetur@thekkingarsetur.is

Touring the Sudurnes Region There are many places of interest in Sandgerdi and the surrounding area. We can arrange for guides and help organize your visit. Besides the Center, there are opportunities for varied activities. A good way to end the visit is to enjoy a meal and beverages in Vitinn restaurant which specializes in delicious crab and shellfish feasts.


Opening hours Summer ( May 1st – September 30th ) Monday – Friday: 10:00 to 16:00 Saturday and Sunday: 13:00 to 17:00 Winter ( October 1st – April 30th ) Monday – Friday: 10:00 to 14:00

Flexible opening hours can be arranged for groups. For bookings or further information, please contact us by phone: (+354) 423-7555, (+354) 423-7551; or by e-mail: thekkingarsetur@thekkingarsetur.is

Admission fee Adults: 600 ISK Children (age 6-15): 300 ISK Senior citizens: 400 ISK Groups (ten persons or more): 500 ISK

Garðvegi 1 - 245 Sandgerði - Tel. (+354) 423-7555, (+354) 423-7551 thekkingarsetur@thekkingarsetur.is - www.thekkingarsetur.is


Sudurnes Science and Learning Center