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“Great and interesting museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Herring Era Museum

Herring Era Museum
Snorragata 15, Siglufjordur 580, Iceland
354 467 1604
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Great and interesting museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

The Herring Era Museum in Siglufjordur is a great museum. We were just cruising route 76 when passing Siglufjordur on our way to Skagafjordur. Last minute we decided to visit this museum. The museum has a big collection, is very interactive and has a great atmosphere. It's a museum with a distinctive character: it's really takes you back to the golden age of herring. Especially 'the boathouse' with the old vessels and equipment was worth the trouble. Although we didn't have all the time in the world, we spend almost 3 hours in this museum. The admission is reasonable. You buy a ticket in one of the buildings and you are free to browse all three buildings. It's quite easy to find: when entering Siglufjordur from the southside (coming from the airport) it's a your left facing the harbour. When in Siglufjordur, visit this museum!

Visited June 2012
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“Beautiful Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We visited Siglufjordur just out of the regular season hours for this museum, but thanks to a phone call from the innkeeper at the Herring House, the museum was kindly opened for us. This museum is very interesting, with beautiful displays and a really informative movie about the fishing industry in Iceland. There are boats and loads of artifacts inside this museum. It is very evident that the people who created this museum care deeply about sharing this part of their history with all who visit. Keep in mind, that even if you visit out of season, you can probably still get in.....we had the whole museum to ourselves and it was amazing!!

Visited September 2012
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