Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, Iceland

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  • August 14, 2017
    The truth, I did not like the visit that I lasted little more than 20 minutes. It's a small garage where you put a video above as they fermented shark, a piece to taste meat and now this. At the Museum of the shark there are birds, goats, seals if any shark mouth. Well, maybe was not what I expected
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  • August 13, 2017
    Thoroughly enjoyed our July 22 visit to this museum. Plenty of neat "sea-faring" exhibits to view, but the "star" of the show is Christian (the curator and third generation shark farmer). He graciousl...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    60% of the fermented Greenland Shark comes from here. The best place to try it. The museum itself is a quaint collection of maritime stuff but the real attraction is the fermented shark. Once you have...  more »
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  • May 30, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    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
  • July 3, 2017
    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.
  • March 7, 2017
    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.
  • April 29, 2017
    Great little exhibit and very informative. The staff was very knowledgeable and ready to answer every question. Nice little stop. And try the shark!

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