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Experience the Hayday of Iceland’s Herring Industry

  • Siglufjörður is the home of the Herring Era Museum. Photo/Stefán Karlsson

The Herring Era Museum in Siglufjörður celebrates the “glory days” of Iceland‘s herring industry which began during the 1930‘s and lasted well into the 50‘s.

The Herring Era Museum is located in the town of Siglufjörður in the north of Iceland. It celebrates the “glory days” of Iceland‘s herring industry which began during the 1930‘s and lasted well into the 50‘s.
The museum is a recreation of a typical herring factory and consists of three buildings, each showing a different aspect of the herring industry. The museum was awarded the Icelandic Muesum Award in 2000 and the European Museum Award in 2004.

Opening hours are as follows: 
June-August daily from 10 am to 6pm
September- daily from 1pm to 5pm
Winter: By agreement during weekends. Weekdays between 8am and 4pm. Please phone or email beforehand.

Admission: 
Adults 1.200 ISK
Seniors (67+) and under 20 years 600 ISK. 
Free for children under 16 years old.

Visit the museum's website here www.sild.is/en/

 

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