About Icelandic Seals

Although the harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) and the grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) are the only species to pup around Iceland, 4 other visit the island on a regular basis. Those species are harp seal (Phoca groenlandica), bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus), hooded seal (Cystophora cristata) og ringed seal (Phoca hispida). Walruses have also been found around Iceland but they are very rare.

To learn more about the different seal species please click the images below:


Harbour seal

Grey seal

Harp seal

Hooded seal

Bearded seal

Ringed seal