Shark Museum

The Shark Museum at Bjarnarhofn farm on the northern side of Snaefellsnes peninsula is where visitors can get a down-home taste of ‘real’ Iceland by meeting with the friendly curator and owner who reveals fascinating details about the local Greenland shark from which traditional ‘hakarl’ is made.

Guests have the option to taste the pungent petrified shark meat, dried fish ‘jerky’ and also the shark liver oil which purportedly cures all sorts of minor ailments. The folksy museum is filled with an astounding array of shark fishing paraphernalia that could keep young ones fascinated for hours.