Róaldsbrakki Herring Museum

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Learn about the importance of herring

Years ago, Iceland’s herring export accounted for an astonishing 35% of the country’s total export earnings. Those days are gone, however, the fishing village of Siglufjörður is well worth a visit for its herring museum.

Siglufjörður was one of the world’s biggest herring centres from 1903 until 1968, when the Icelandic/Norwegian herring reserve disappeared. The restoration of Róaldsbrakki was completed in 1996 and the herring museum is a fascinating insight into what life in rural Iceland was like during this prosperous era.

If you wish to visit the museum during off season period, please call in advance 467 1604.

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