Hvammstangi has around 582 inhabitants, known as the capital of the seals. The history as a trading center dates back over more than 100 years. If you would like to see how people in days gone by conducted their daily trading in the general stores, the Trade Museum will tell you all you need to know.

The town is blessed with a good harbor from which seal watching and sea angling trips are organized

The Icelandic Seal Center provides information on seals and the Vatnsnes area, besides serving as a general tourist information bureau.

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