Herring Era Museum, Siglufjordur

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  • We knew nothing about the herring era (does anyone who's not from Iceland?) This tour was chosen for us... it would be a long drive for the museum if the drive were not pretty, but it is breathtaking,...  more »
  • ... a museum about herring would be so interesting. Having full sized boats inside the building made the experience come to life. The movies of the people hauling in the catch and ealing with it after...  more »
  • We were driving around the peninsula to take the scenic way back from Akureyri and parked in the lot to take a quick stretch of our legs after a long drive and decided to walk in and check out the pla...  more »
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  • You wouldn't expect much of a herring museum in remote Iceland, but hands down, this is one of the best museums I have visited for a long time. You get to get really close to a lot of the items as you walk through the authentic rooms where the people of the old herring industry lived. The museum also has an amazing building full of old machinery used to process the herring, which is really interesting. Towards the end there is a building full of old fishing boats with one big boat where you can crawl around and down into different rooms etc. If you are travelling through Siglufjördur on your trip to Iceland, it is definitely worth a visit!
  • An outstanding museum in three buildings. We began in the southernmost building which coverd the history of the port and its herring industry. The next building / warehouse contained some of the machinery and equipment, including full size boilers and furnaces. The final building, which is worth leaving till last, is a replica harbour which contains two fishing boats and a couple of smaller boats. You can go on the boats. Allow at least an hour, or longer if you want to get realy into it.
  • Nice overview of the herring era. Some ships, some equipment, a video. It is just a big warehouse like construction, if there are a lot of noisy people there, like children, it does carry the sound. I do not mind though, but others night. You can also visit one of the ships.
  • An excellent piece of history. Very nice exhibition. I really liked that you could approach and look closely at most objects, very few were behind bars like your typical museum. You will leave this place in awe of the amount of work and energy that went into the herring industry through the ages!
  • Great museum. Add 15m to the opening time. Could only get tickets 10m after opening, they were still turning on lights in the museum at 20 past.

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