27.11.2017 - 14:54

The Arctic Fox Centre

The Arctic Fox Centre is a non-profit research and exhibition center, focusing on the arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) - the only native terrestrial mammal in Iceland.

The Arctic Fox Centre was established on September 15th 2007 in Sudavik Westfjords. Founders were 42, mostly local people, tourist operators and municipalities in the Westfjords. All of which share their interest in the arctic foxes and believe in increasing ecotourism in Iceland. The idea of the Arctic Fox Centre comes from prof. Pall Hersteinsson, University of Iceland and he serves as a quality witness for the center.

The long term aim is to collect all available knowledge and material relevant to the arctic fox in past and presence. 

We house an exhibition focusing on educating material: 

  • About biology and history of the arctic foxes as a species.
  • About the war that has been waged between the man and the arctic fox, since the early settlement of humans in Iceland (1100 years).
  • About the status and specialities of the Arctic Foxes in Iceland and other regions of its distributional range.
  • About fox hunting as the oldest paid operation in Iceland, methods and materials, stories and descriptions.
  • About fox farming activities and it´s consequences for the wild population throughout the decades.

We emphasize on:
  • Participate in and promote research programs on Icelandic arctic fox populations, in collaboration with academic and research centers.
  • Participate in developing sustainable wildlife torism in Iceland, in collaboration with the authorities and other interested parties.
  • Stimulate development and manufacturing on handicraft and souvenirs, specialized for The Arctic Fox Center.
01.03.2017 - 12:08

Do You Want to Join our Sumer Staff This Year?

The Arctic Fox Centre is looking to hire summer time workers to join us in our international, vibrant and fun museum, coffee shop and Fox Pack community in the village of Súðavík in the Westfjords of Iceland.

We are looking for people to join us in:

Meeting, greeting and serving our guests

Baking and cooking from scratch in our kitchen

Guiding our guests through the museum and introducing them to our foxes

Supplying information about the area for tourists

General chores within the centre such as cleaning, fixing, painting etc.

Smiling, laughing and having fun with the rest of us :-)

We are looking for fun and easy going people who enjoy customer service and have a positive attitude. Applicants must be 20 or older, speak 2 of Icelandic, English or German to a high level and have a kennitala and right to work in Iceland. Any previous experience in a similar position and/or a biology/ecology background will be seen as an advantage.

We are looking for applicants to start mid to late May 2017 or early June, then working until late August and end of September. We run a shift pattern of 3 on 2 off, 2 on 2 off, 2 on 3 off with 8-10 hour days during our busiest time of June-August

We are more than happy assist with temporary housing in the village for the course of the summer if required

Send applications to fox@arcticfoxcenter.com before the 14th of March 2017. More information can be had by contacting Midge on 456 4922 or by email melrakki@melrakki.is


Looking forward to hearing from you :-)

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