The Icelandic Saltfish Museum

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  • Address: Hafnargata 12A, Grindavik, Iceland
  • Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +354-4201190
  • Ticket Price: 562 ISK
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids

The Icelandic Saltfish Museum - Review

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 Address: Hafnargata 12A, Grindavik, Iceland
  • The Icelandic Saltfish Museum Contact Number: +354-4201190
  • The Icelandic Saltfish Museum Timing: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • The Icelandic Saltfish Museum Price: 562 ISK
  • Best time to visit The Icelandic Saltfish Museum(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Icelandic Saltfish Museum: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Grindavik include The Icelandic Saltfish Museum in their plan

  • 64.07% of people start their The Icelandic Saltfish Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see The Icelandic Saltfish Museum

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The Icelandic Saltfish Museum, Grindavik Reviews

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  • I wasn’t expecting that much, to be honest, but the museum is expertly done and very interesting. In addition to the main subject - the profound influence of fishing and the export of salted fish on Iceland’s social structure and economy - there were also displays on Icelandic geology. The English translations were very well done. The host was charming and offered us free coffee. Thank you!

  • Arrived as the first customers wishing to read and learn from the museum establishment. They made some coffee for us and then talked with us about their town and history of the fishing town. Very friendly caretakers, not many purchasable items inside to remember the specific spot sadly. As you enter the museum there are rows of large tvs showcasing how Iceland came to be, volcanoes, etc. Past these you will now find yourself diving into the rich information about salt fishing in Iceland. This was probably the best museum for how much actual information was presented to you.

  • Interesting small museum about geology and fisheries in Iceland. Also varying temporary exhibitions.

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

  • It wasnt open when out was supposed to be.

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