We travel along the beautiful coastline of North Iceland, dotted with picturesque fishing villages with amazing views of the North Atlantic.
On this tour we also learn about the fascinating era of herring fishing in this part of Iceland and how herring industry has shaped the culture and effected people's lives in Iceland during the last century. Siglufjordur is one of the coastal towns most profoundly changed by the arrival of the herring to Icelandic waters. Within four decades, the tiny hamlet was transformed into a bustling town numbering more than 3000 inhabitants, and tens of thousands seasonal workers.
The Herring Era Museum exhibitions bring history vividly to life, recreating the colourful atmosphere of a busy harbour centred around the herring catch. In summer, the Museum presents a show of salting herring into barrels, with locals dressed in period costume singing and dancing to accordion music on the Museum dock. Amongst other accolades, the Herring Era Museum is a winner of the prestigious Luigi Micheletti Award 2004, as well as being the first winner of the Icelandic Museum Award. It is the biggest maritime museum in Iceland, specialising in the history of the Icelandic herring fisheries and, quite possibly, the only museum of its kind in the world.
- Guided excursion in a van / mini bus
- Fee for the Herring Era Museum
- Free hotel pick up in Akureyri 10-20 minutes before
- Season: All year
- Duration: 5 hours
- Departures: Daily from Akureyri at 13:00 am
- Free pick up from hotels / guesthouses in Akureyri, starting 15 min before departure
- Minimum in tour: 2 adults
Children 0-12: ISK 9000
● Reservation is necessary
● Weather is always a factor in Iceland, especially in winter so the itinerary can change and the tour could get longer
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