The Herring Era Museum

In Iceland herring is often referred to as the ‘silver of the sea’ and in its heyday the tiny town of Siglufjordur reigned supreme over the industry. The Herring Era Museum pleasantly captures the ‘glory days’ in a trio of exhibitions set across three building located down by the delightful harbor.

At the boathouse, a 1950s harbor atmosphere is brought to life including dancing and singing on sunny days; at Grana the story of fish meal and oil processing is recreated; and in the third exhibition the salting process is demonstrated as it was done by the former ‘herring girls’ who arrived in droves during the summer to earn extra money working in fish. This award winning museum is well worth your while and the price of admission also includes the Ura Museum and the Folk Music Center.