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Herring Era Museum, Siglufjordur

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  • Recommended by a resident who dropped us in the village. The village is very beautiful, but there is not much to do, if endlessly admire the fjord; It is therefore very welcome. The Museum, which is fairly new, is very successful! It is precisely in the old buildings (barely modified) of the herring industry that has punctuated the life of the village for a long time. The objects are so absolutely authentic. The explanations are complete: technical aspects of fishing, until the economic, historical, and especially social part. It's really interesting to understand the life and development of the Iceland. And it brings something other than the beauty of the landscapes.
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  • Huge thank you to Anita for opening up for us in the close season. Just two of us had the whole place to ourselves. 3 buildings to go round - easily kills a couple of hours.  more »
  • I've been there a few times and the show they put on for tourists to re-experience the atmosphere of the era is absolutely fantastic. Showing how the salting event went on, how the people lived during...  more »
  • A very extensive and hands-on museum. I took a 7 year old here and she loved how interactive and immersive the museum is. A great place for the family to explore.
  • If you go during close season try emailing the museum to see if they'll open up for a couple of hours for you.
  • Honestly wasn't expecting much from a herring museum. That was my huge mistake. This place was awesome!
  • Great museum with great guides. You also saw the salted of the herring like before
  • Great museum. I didnt expect to have any interest in the herring industry, but the exhibits, equipment and images are all fascinating.