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Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, Iceland

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  • A small but personal museum exhibiting all sorts of tools that have been used in hunting sharks through the ages. The guide was so friendly and nice and seemed to know absolutely everything there is t...  more »
  • Returning from Olafsvik to Reykjawiku, is taking us away from the main road to see the Museum of the Greenland Shark. We see the collected exhibits related to the acquisition and processing of shark meat, examples of local fauna in the form of stuffed animals and birds, dry pieces of shark, as well as models of the boats used in the past. The tv we watch video about technology for the processing of meat. After seeing the exposure it is possible tasting meat, which is associated with taste and flavour experience. Greenland sharks, accumulate in the tissues of the urine, which results in that the meat is poisonous. To become edible, subjected to fermentation for approximately 8-12 weeks and then ventilate-dry over the next few months. After these treatments meat suitable for human consumption, but it is a pleasure for connoisseurs. You can also try the finished product and also purchase it in small packages. At the moment there are no shark fishing Greenland factory only purchase from fishermen that become entangled in a network on the occasion of the fishing of other species. On the outside we see even a barn without walls, in which the meat is dried. When the wind zawije in our site we have an unforgettable experience.
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  • This museum is on a farm and is part of an actual shark processing facility (and you can smell it) The entrance fee includes a live tour guide presentation. The tour guide is the owner operated and hi...  more »
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  • My boyfriend and I had a great experience walking through this museum. It's mostly a collection of artifacts and local wildlife displays, but so much is tied back to the history of the family that operates the museum! I found the history of it all fascinating and it was so much more meaningful to have a family member answer questions. The shark meat (hárkal) tasting was definitely unique but fun to check off the list of things to do that you can't anywhere else.
  • concept is very cool. museum itself is a big room with a lot of old tools related to hunt and fishing. most interesting part is when they explain the full shark hunt history and the way the shark meat is processed. mus5 have: visit the drying house 100mt far from the museum (which is for free )
  • This quirky museum is definitely worth a stop on any visit to the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Don't leave without trying a bite of hakarl and also check out the drying shed (full of shark meat) out back.
  • The owner there is a spcial person. He is oldschool icelandic.
  • The lady that was running the museum the day we were there was pretty knowledgeable and had a sense of humour about the place. It was quite interesting to see all the artifacts their family had collected over the years. I think that is what the museum is; their family's collection of shark fishing artifacts. It was pretty comprehensive. The shark tasting was an experience as well. Haha. I would encourage anyone who enjoys learning and information to stop by.