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. In the Saltfish Museum you can learn more about this traditional way of storing fish. 

The Icelandic Saltfish Museum located near the Grindavík 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. The image of a golden cod was on Iceland‘s original coat of arms. As you stroll along one of the best harbors in Iceland, you will arrive at the museum. There you can learn more about the industry that is an important element in Iceland‘s economic development and prosperity.

Where to find the museum?

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