The Icelandic Saltfish Museum, Grindavik

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Address: Hafnargata 12A, Grindavik, Iceland

Phone: +354-4201190

Ticket Price: 562 ISK

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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About The Icelandic Saltfish Museum, Grindavik

Being one of the most important fishing towns in the whole of Iceland, the people of Grindavik do take quite an amount of pride in their profession. History bears witness as to how the fishing industry overcame all the struggles and obstacles, and flourished in this country in the 19th century. Thus, it is no surprise that the people will want visitors to learn more about their source of pride. The Icelandic Saltfish Museum, showcases the history of processing of the dried salted cod. Their are large pictures, figures, audio recordings, text, film and stage sets depicting how fishing became such an important part of Icelandic economy over the ages. Quite an interesting way to learn about such a scenic town. Along with the salt fish, you can even find out about the extraordinarily unique geology of Grindavik, by checking out the exhibits at Earth Energy. 

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The Icelandic Saltfish Museum, Grindavik Reviews

  • Nice introduction to Iceland in general. Bit pricey for such a small museum, but you get free coffee and super nice people

  • The museum has two distinct sections – geology and fishing. Both are interesting and have plenty of information in Icelandic and English. Worth a visit if in the area. Also a nice pizza restaurant across the street.

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