Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, Iceland

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#24 of 125 in Museums in Iceland
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  • Our guide's family has been in the business of shark hunting and hákarl making for generations. The one-room museum has an unusual and interesting collection of items from their experiences. The guide...  more »
  • This small museum is located on a farm off the main road. The information are shared very anthousiasticly by the grandson. There's a collection of items belonging to them as well as a video explaining...  more »
  • We visited last summer and really enjoyed the tour. The museum is small, but does a great job of discussing the history of the Greenland shark and it’s place in the historic Icelandic economy, as well...  more »
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  • Informative and fun, albeit a little short. But the price is right and trying shark was a cool experience. Definitely worth going
  • Fun and interactive museum run by one of the last people who putrefies Greenland shark. I won't be eating putrefied shark by choice anytime soon, but is was a fun experience. It tasted like fishy blue cheese.
  • Friendly staff, very interesting and you get v to try the shark. Well worth it.
  • The museum is not very big, but well worth a visit. You pay an entrance fee, a guide will tell you how fermented shark is prepared, you can look around in the museum, and you get to try a piece of shark. You can also visit the drying house in the back. Maybe don't stand downwind of it.
  • I was very nervous when arriving after hearing all the stories about the smell and taste of the shark. However arriving at the museum the staff was very reassuring and very informative. I did arrive late to a tour but they allowed me to join along and afterwards took time to answer some of my questions. The shark itself was surprisingly really good and I liked it. Just don't smell it.

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