The Saltfish Museum

Saltfish is undeniably responsible for the prosperity of the Icelandic nation, particularly during the late 19th and early 20th century when the industry was at its peak.

The Icelandic Saltfish Museum located near the Grindavik harbor vividly recreates the atmosphere of an Icelandic fishing village from the 1930’s in a natural setting.

The meaning of saltfish to Icelandic economy in historical sense

In the late 19th century, salted fish was to Iceland what oil is to many countries in the Arabian peninsula, and the image of a golden cod was on Iceland's original coat of arms. As you stroll along one of the best harbours in Iceland, you will arrive at the Icelandic Saltfish Museum, where you can learn more about the industry that is an important element in Iceland's economic development and prosperity. 

Where to find the Saltfish museum?

The Saltfish museum is located only a few minutes away from the Blue Lagoon, in the beautiful village Grindavik.