Siglufjordur Fishing Village

Siglufjordur Fishing Village

Day tour along the coastline of North Iceland, from Akureyri to Siglufjordur fishing town and the Herring Era Museum

Highlights: Coastline of North Iceland • Herring Era Museum • Siglufjordur town

Activities: Sightseeing Tours in Iceland
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 4-6 hrs
  • Region: North Iceland
  • Level of difficulty: Low
Price per person:
19000 ISK

Tour description

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.

What’s included

  • 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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