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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 4 days ago

One of several times that we were amazed at how welcoming Icelanders are...this isn't really a museum, but more of a working farm/business where the family lets you into a slice of the life (for a fee, of course, but happy to support the local...More

Thank RM1231
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we decided to come to Iceland, we wanted to try this fermented shark. Have seen various famous cooks spitting it or saying that it is disgusting, so I was really curious on what the flavor will be. Was not that bad. I cannot say...More

Thank JD D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little family-owned museum is worth to visit if you are interested in sharks and the preparation of their meat. You will be able to walk around the small museum and visit also a working drying shed for shark meat, additional to watching a movie...More

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative, but it really is all about the shark meat. The small museum doesn't have much to see, other than some old relics from bygone eras. One room full of antiques in an old shed, and then just the facility where they ferment the...More

Thank bjkahansen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trip dated 24th September 2018 was part of the itinerary of Bus Travel Iceland's Snaefellsness Peninsula Classic Day Tour from Reykjavik . The museum is a run by a family which has their collection of various stuffed sea birds, seals, boats, items associated with...More

Thank ShabalaM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This "museum" is a family run operation and gives insight into the perils of fishing for sharks. Our tour was first escorted to a small church built by an ancestor of the owner. To my amazement, there was a beautiful 19th century painting at the...More

Thank Dee_in_DE
Reviewed September 9, 2018

This was a fascinating little talk and demo related to the Greenland shark and its relationship with Greenlanders. The gentleman who gave us our talk was pretty jolly and funny. The museum has been owned by a single family for several generations. They continue to...More

Thank swoodruf
Reviewed August 29, 2018

They have a friendly staff and paper translations in other languages than English, Spanish, French, Czech or Portuguese to help other tourists out. Great experience!

Thank AdrianaC2106
Reviewed August 10, 2018

it was great. the exhibition is ok, the movie is good, the share tastes well (or not), but the best part was after the official guided tour ended and we had a chat with a guide. we learnt a lot. you can ask whatever you...More

1  Thank Slawek2015
Reviewed July 31, 2018

This is a great little family owned museum. For 1200ISK ($12) you can tour the small gallery of fishing tools, charts, and artifacts. There's a small video on the history and how they cure the shark meat, and a tour guide also walks you through...More

1  Thank rachelle1625
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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 Hulda H | 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.
February 18, 2016|
Response from Hulda H | Property representative |
Yes we have t-shirts now. Please send us email; bjarnarhofn@simnet.is or message on facebook. Kind regards