Pictures from the tour
What to expect in this tour
Visit the world’s first beluga whale sanctuary!
Take a tour of our visitor centre, learn about the beluga whales and why they are here, see their new neighbours in our native species aquarium and the vital work being done protect the island’s puffins in our puffin hospital.
The Sanctuary’s first residents, Little White and Little Grey, traveled 6,000 miles from their previous home in a Shanghai water park via air, land and sea to the Sanctuary, located in a large, natural bay on Vestmannaeyjar, an island just off the south coast of Iceland.
The Beluga Whale Sanctuary is also home to Iceland´s only Puffin Rescue Centre, which takes in pufflings (baby puffins) and puffins found in Vestmannaeyjar which need some extra care. Most of these birds are rescued by the local Puffling Patrol, which works in cooperation with the Sanctuary. Some are brought in my local residents for review, treatment and possibly release if they are fit and ready. Admission to our visitor centre and donation help support the care of injured puffins, as well as those which cannot be released.