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Bjarnarhöfn

At Bjarnarhöfn Shark-museum visitors get to experience a unique Icelandic culture. This family owned museum offers you a peak into their history. This family has been involved with sharks for the past four centuries with the only change being they don 't fish for sharks anymore, now it's only bycatch.

At the museum everyone gets a guided tour that explains the six months processing of the shark meet, the sharks biology, the history behind it all and more.

Visitors have the opportunity to try the fermented shark and have first hand experience of this traditional Icelandic delicacy. Visitors also have the opportunity to visit the drying house where the shark meat it being processed.

Bjarnarhöfn

Helgafellssveit

GPS Points N64° 59' 52.332" W22° 57' 44.881"
Telephone

+354 438-1581

Opening period All year
Service Open year round Smoking not allowed Wheel chair accessible with assistance Place of interest Place of interest Credit cards accepted

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West Iceland

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The population centres in West Iceland are as varied as they are many. Ten places have over 50 residents and Akranes is the most densely populated with 6,500 inhabitants. 

All of the larger communities put ever-increasing emphasis on dynamic tourism where a wide selection of recreation and services are offered.   

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