Take a step back in time to the Herring Era

The Herring Era Museum is an award-winning enterprise and Iceland's largest maritime and industrial museum, aiming to recreate Siglufjörður’s days of the herring boom, when it was the fishing capital of Iceland.
You will have a chance to join the herring girls in their bright yellow skirts as they gut and pack herring into wooden barrels, gossiping and shouting to the dockworkers. Should you feel like trying, we have extra skirts and knives, and our expert herring girls will show you how to properly process herring!

Our local accordion player will make sure to set the right atmosphere, playing traditional fishermen's songs as the herring girls sing along - followed by a dockside ball where we can all join in and dance!

Afterwards there is an informative tour around the Museum's three different buildings with a local guide to give you an insight into the magnificent and captivating herring industry. The last treat of the tour will await you in the Boathouse; here you can sample different types of herring and the Icelandic rye bread from the local baker - all washed down with Brennivín, the traditional Icelandic schnapps!