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Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum

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Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum holds a history of generations of shark fishing and processing. The visit includes shark tasting and a live presentation of this history and interesting facts about the Greenland shark. After the museum, be sure to visit the...more
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Bjarnarhofn 340, Iceland
+354 438 1581
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Reviewed today via mobile

Our hotel receptionist insisted that we visit this place. I thought it is gonna be a tourist trap but it turned out to be a great experience: very insightful explanations from Ana, tasting of shark, learning about a 400y old family tradition. Only 10’ drive...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank george_valentin
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came to the Shark Museum quite accidentally, after watching the lava fields in the surrounding area. It turned out that the Museum, in addition to the exhibits, offers a presentation about sharks and how to prepare their meat for food. It was really interesting....More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank BeataF320
Reviewed 6 days ago

I just want to preface this review by saying that this destination was on our list of locations we must visit while touring Iceland ever since it was featured on Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern. Anyway, my family and I were about 2km away when...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sarah C
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

Very small museum but it is great fun. The man giving the talk was very informative and obviously knows his stuff - he is the man on the video so he is definitely the real thing! Tasting the shark is a bit odd but you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tony S
Reviewed March 5, 2019

We arrived on the farm before sunrise...and what a glorious sunrise we had over the Breidafjordur. The owner's son introduced us to the industry by showing us a short film. The museum has various farm implements, fishing gear and numerous stuffed animals, And of course...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RudyMarietjieVisser
Reviewed February 16, 2019

The one museum in Iceland you don't want to miss- just make sure you catch the proprietor ! Don't visit Iceland without spending a couple of hours here with the proprietor and exploring the true taste of local history - ask lots of questions -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Authentic Trave... S
Reviewed January 13, 2019

It's a bit remote, but definitely worth it ! The museum is filled with history and handmade tools, as well as a lot of shark related objects. Stumbled upon it by accident, and honestly have no regrets. I did not try the Hákarl (fermented shark,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Maxime S
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

This was more than what I expected. It was a collection of many items from the family that runs this. I enjoyed watching the video on how they prepare the Greenland shark for eating. After the video, we got a taste of the shark with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kristinak27
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Great museum with a talk about the process of making fermented shark. The guide was very informative and answered all our questions. The drying out house out the back was good to see them hanging after learning about the process. Try the shark. For someone...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gee_donny
Reviewed October 26, 2018

"Must see" Everyone knows about the fermented shark and wants to try it. This museum has a great little video that plays while the staff explain the custom behind the shark and the owners are really invested as their father was a fisherman himself. Well...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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June 9, 2018|
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Response from Colette P | Reviewed this property |
It is open but it has reduced hours after August, Its a must!!
August 6, 2017|
Response from huldahil | Property representative |
Hello Susan. yes it should be ok to eat. it might be better to put it in the freezer and eat it frozen.