Activities in Siglufjörður


The Herring Era Museum

Awarded maritime and industrial museum - where the ‘glory days’ of Iceland’s herring fisheries and industry are brought back to life in three different buildings. Róaldsbrakki, a 1907 salting station and bunkhouse. Grána, a 1930s-era fishmeal and oil factory. The Boathouse, the town’s thriving harbour of the 1950s with old fishing boats at the dock. The Herring Era Museum won the Icelandic Museum Award in 2000 and the European Museum Award in 2004, as Europe´s best new museum of industry and technology. 

Here you can see a short video about the museum:

The Herring Era Museum on Tripadvisor
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The Folk Music Centre

The Folk Music Centre presents Icelandic folk music in an accessible and entertaining manner through video recordings of people old and young, from all parts of Iceland, singing, chanting and playing traditional instruments. Visitors can take a crack at playing reproductions of an Icelandic fiddle and a langspil (a kind of bowed dulcimer), or just listen to the music while having coffee.

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An experienced and personal horse riding tour company based in Sauðanes, Siglufjörður, offering tours for groups of all sizes.
Fjallahestar offers a variety of riding tours for beginners as well as the experienced rider, for individuals and groups. It is therider’s responsibility to assess their own level of riding proficiency. Our horses are friendly and have been trained specially for riding in the Mountains of Tröllaskagi..

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SEGULL 67 – Local beer brewery 
Taste some local delecacies! Segull 67 brewhouse is located within 300 meters from Siglufjörður‘s port. It's situated in an old fish factory that's been designed and adapted. Up to 100 pax can go on brewing tours where visitors learn about this small family-run brewery as they get to explore the brewery itself „behind the scenes“ and taste their products.

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Top Mountaineering
Top Mountaineering exists to bring Siglufjörður’s natural and human history to life. The small company’s passionate guides know nearly all there is to know about the local area, its folk stories, historical events and places, and the ancient walking trails over the mountains between farms and villages.
You’d be surprised what hidden gems lurk in the mountains, but you won’t be surprised to hear that the views are out of this world! Top Mountaineering has a team of experienced professionals who are able to accommodate groups large and small, whether they want a few hours exploration or a full-on climbing trek across challenging terrain. They offer exciting options for hikers of all ability levels.

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Historic Walk

A guided tour around the former Herring capital of Iceland - which processed up to a 40% of the nations export income.
From the port - up the main street and to the church. Local guides will shed light on the town's colorful history.

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Bird Watching

The local bird life is flourishing with up to 40 species to be found nesting and even more visiting, mainly at Leirurnar, tidal flats at the innermost end of the fjord.