May & September we're open 13-17 daily. June, July & August we're open daily 10-18. October throughout April we're open by appointment. Use our Siglufjordur trip builder app to visit Herring Era Museum on your trip to Siglufjordur, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Herring Era Museum Reviews
Siglufjordur is out of the way but if you are driving the Trollaskagi Peninsula, take time to visit the Herring Museum. This complex of three buildings is well done. We had no idea that this area was.... more »
My wife and I went out of our way to Siglufjordur and experienced the excitement of the catch.Iceland came to rule the herring trade and prosper. We shared the history,thrill and joy as barrels were..... more »
Pretty fascinating if you love history and enjoy going to museums (which I do). I only give it 4 stars because it’s such a specific museum in a sense that I don’t want to encourage *everyone* to go. I think you really have to want to learn about Iceland’s past to enjoy this. But even if you just enjoy museums generally, I think you’d still find this interesting. Definitely not a quick stop if you do want to learn. Leave yourself an hour or more to explore.
I must admit I’m not usually a huge museum fan. But this was a really well done museum. Three buildings. Excellent displays, some old boats and machinery, and old photos. Provides excellent history of the area and the Herring industry which was vital to Iceland for much of the 20th century. Really impressed. Highly recommend it.
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