The BEST selection of lamb, seal, reindeer, leather, fish leather (those are also really cool!) etc in all of Iceland! Athor was so pleasant and extremely knowledgeable about their products, which were so reasonable I was able to buy two furs for about the price...More
Tannery Visitor Centre
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With everything else to see in Iceland, this was the one place I was really looking forward to visit - and I wasn't disappointed. We were able to have a tour that was given by Afore (pronounced Athore and I hope I spelled this correctly)...More
The prices are sky high, but the fish leather and the products made from it are unique. They also have beautiful and soft sheepskins.
This was one of our favorite stops while on 20-day self-driving trip around Iceland. Got a personal tour through the factory--who knew fish skins can be tanned? It was fascinating to see workers handling all the skins and learn about the process. There's a shop...More
Really interesting place to visit. If you like handcraft or even do some on your own you have to visit this place.
Who would have known that fish skin could be tanned. Very interesting tour and great gift shop. It is a little stinky so be prepared.
I read about this tannery visitor center. We planned to go in May BUT WOW cancelled our flight and our Icelandic stay was shortened by two days. I contacted the Tannery Visitor Center via facebook and I was able to put my order in online....More
Just browsing through the shop of this one of two in the world Fish tannery is interesting. They also have some information plates about the process of tanning. We didn't do a tour, so cannot vouch for that.
I visited this tannery last week and absolutely loved it. Firstly, they go out of their way to let you know that it is a sustainable approach. What happens to the beautiful fish leather and wool and what-not after it leaves this place, it's not...More
You will be so impressed! Beautiful furs and skins. The fish skins were amazing to us. Gorgeous young blonde man gave us a tour for around $10.00 US each and it was utterly fascinating. We bought several skins for home projects. This place is world...More