Herring – the silver of the sea
Siglufjörður is the perfect place to experience a tasteful treasure, the herring. The beautiful building Róaldsbrakki was a formerly salting station. Now it is where the Sildarminjasafn (Herring Museum) is located. Step in and experience how life was for the herring workers in 1916 -1920. See the small rooms, where they slept, the offices and the salting lines. Up to 10 000 workers lived in Siglufjörður during the high peak of the Herring period. During that time the town was named “Klondike of the Atlantic”.
Old songs, herring girls and schnapps
Then it’s time to enjoy a show with the herring girls. They will sing the old herring songs (feel free to sing along), serve you herring and Brennivín, the traditional Icelandic schnapps.
After the show you will have time to visit all three of the museum buildings, and get a good understanding of life in Iceland during the Herring era.