Siglufjordur and the Coastal Culture (from Akureyri)

Discover Siglufjordur in North Iceland, once the Herring Capital of the World. Learn how herring fishing affected the development of all Iceland. Enjoy one of the country's most beautiful coastlines

Type of tour:Day Tours
Season:All year
Duration:5 hours

Siglufjordur and the Coastal Culture (from Akureyri)


Discover Siglufjordur in North Iceland

Travel along the northern coast to the village Siglufjordur which was a very important port during the "Herring adventure". 

Herring is one of last century's principal shapers of Icelanders' destinies. Without herring it is questionable whether the modern society that now exists in Iceland could ever have been developed. On this tour we learn why that is and how it shaped the culture and people's lives during last century.

Please note: in case of adverse weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary or have a longer journey time.


It's possible to add air fare to this tour, prices for one way flight to/from Akureyri are below

One way flight, excluding airport taxes 01 May - 30 Sept 2016
Price in EUR from 132,-
Price in USD from 154,-
Price in GBP from 102,-
Price in CAD from 204,-


  • Guided coach tour
  • Entrance fee to the Herring museum
  • Pick-up and drop-off from accommodation in Akureyri



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This was truly magical, the scenery was rugged and beautiful. There were six of us on the mini-bus plus our driver. While I do not recall his birth name, we called him Paul. He was really well versed in the culture both from a fishing and farming perspective. We had an opportunity to stop at the small hamlets along the fjord - truly beautiful. The Herring Museum was great and again, Paul provided great insight.

Thanks a lot for all your help!

Jan R., USA