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Grenivík Fishing Museum

Opening hours Week days: Saturdays: Sundays:
June 15th - August 31st: 13:00-17:00 13:00-17:00 13:00-17:00
Also open on request for groups.

Fishing Museum is the Sæland Grenivík in Hlíðarenda old baiting shed.
Stefán Stefánsson operator of the mid-gut Hlíðarenda built in 1920. In the first year Hlíðarenda the house was used as a shipyard. Since the boat was constructed Hermann TH34 but he was half thirties operated from Grenivík and are later and is now owned by the museum. Most building was used as a baiting shed the shed cups that were held are also part of the cultural singularities Grenivíkur. The last decade was Hlíðarendi mainly used as a repository for various types of fishing equipment.

Repair of Lithe Shed began several years ago with the aim of preserving fisheries Grýtubakkahreppur, which is quite remarkable, by opening where a shipping museum focusing on the fishing line.

The museum is open seven days a week from June 15 to 31.August at. 13:00 to 17:00. Groups can order subject at other times.

Grenivík Fishing Museum


GPS Points N65° 56' 48.531" W18° 11' 7.645"
Opening period 15/06 - 15/08
Categories Museums , Exhibitions

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