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Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum

Bjarnarhofn, 340, Iceland
+354 438 1581
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Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum holds a history of generations of shark fishing and processing. The visit includes shark tasting and a live presentation of this history and interesting facts about the Greenland shark. After the museum, be sure to visit the drying house where the shark has to hang to dry.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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“greenland shark” (48 reviews)
“shark meat” (39 reviews)
“shark museum” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Bjarnarhofn, 340, Iceland
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+354 438 1581
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"greenland shark"
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"shark meat"
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"unique experience"
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"icelandic culture"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

it was great. the exhibition is ok, the movie is good, the share tastes well (or not), but the best part was after the official guided tour ended and we had a chat with a guide. we learnt a lot. you can ask whatever you...More

Thank Slawek2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little family owned museum. For 1200ISK ($12) you can tour the small gallery of fishing tools, charts, and artifacts. There's a small video on the history and how they cure the shark meat, and a tour guide also walks you through...More

Thank rachelle1625
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is on a family farm in a fairly remote location. The museum artifacts are nicely displayed. The presentation about how they process the shark was interesting and well done. They were able to answer many questions. The drying area is interesting as well, although...More

Thank SKDEWITT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first glance, when you pull up to the museum you may think this is yet another silly roadside tourist attraction. We certainly did. What we found was a very friendly and knowledgeable staff. A small museum space that is filled with local seafaring culture....More

Thank JC-Meg
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wherever i go, I always want to try local foodie and before coming to Iceland, I've heard about in-famous hakarl. Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum is the only place in Iceland where local family still produce this unique... delicacy. Some love it, some hate it. Museum itself...More

Thank Aliki_aga
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the location is set in a beautiful waterfront area. The folks running this are descended from the generations of shark hunters and fermenters. the museum is interesting as it is filled with historical everyday items that folks used in this remote area. The story of...More

Thank R P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At times of hunger the old settlers learned to process fermented shark meet to survive. A little too aromatic for some, if you chew quickly and do not inhale while doing so, it could grow on you - the Brennevin you wash it down sure...More

Thank Dogrose17
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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

The museum is small but full of interesting bits and pieces. We listened to a man whose grandfather hunted Greenland sharks and we saw his grandfather's boat inside the museum. We watched a video while the man passed around the jaw of the shark with...More

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed June 16, 2018

This is a small, but interesting museum. We learned all about the Greenland shark and how it is cured before having the opportunity to taste it. Not everyone was up to the challenge! Our tour guide had brought a bottle of Brennevin, Iceland's signature drink,...More

Thank gnancy2011
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

This farm has been in the family for generations. They explain how to preserve the sharkand give you a taste. You can even go back for se ones if you make it through the first taste. We actually saw the stuff on many grocery stores....More

Thank readerboehm
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Laura R
June 9, 2018|
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Response from Colette P | Reviewed this property |
It is open but it has reduced hours after August, Its a must!!
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Susan P
August 6, 2017|
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Response from Hulda H | Property representative |
Hello Susan. yes it should be ok to eat. it might be better to put it in the freezer and eat it frozen.
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thomaslC4597AE
February 18, 2016|
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Response from Hulda H | Property representative |
Yes we have t-shirts now. Please send us email; bjarnarhofn@simnet.is or message on facebook. Kind regards
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