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Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, Iceland

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  • I never thought that I would eat fermented shark but I did. The young lady gave an outstanding presentation of the operation. The setting for this attraction and business is lovely. We walked up behin...  more »
  • The owner was really nice and gave a presentation on fermenting shark and info about the artifacts in the museum. We had the opportunity to taste shark meat. While I would not eat it again, I am glad ...  more »
  • This museum is quaint. The owner is very friendly and is willing to tell stories of the history and surrounding area.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Lovely tour. Amazing relics. Hakarl was actually quite nice (a cheesy fish or a fishy cheese... Up to you!) and seeing the hanging shark is quite something
  • It is quite interesting to know more about the traditional rotten shark. It is a small museum plenty of dry animals and other things. After the explanation illustrated with a short video you can try the rotten shark.
  • 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.
  • Great little exhibit and very informative. The staff was very knowledgeable and ready to answer every question. Nice little stop. And try the shark!