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The Herring House

The Herring House is located in Siglufjörður. The house is newly renovated, with new furniture and located in the center of town. We offer four bedrooms, three double/triple rooms and one single room. The guesthouse can also be booked as a private apartment. We also offer a two bedroom family apartment with TV room, kitchen and WC with a fantastic shower. Enjoy the afternoon sitting on the terrace gazing at the spectacular mountains and the midnight sun during summer time. For winter visitors this is the ideal location for viewing the northern lights, winter sports and family vacation.

The Herring House

Hávegi 5

GPS Points N66° 8' 59.594" W18° 54' 53.138"
Telephone

868-4200

Accommodation 4 Rooms / 10 Beds
Opening period All year
Categories Guesthouses , Apartments

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History and Culture
1.06 km
The Herring Museum

The Herring Museum is the largest seafaring and industrial museum in the country. The exhibits tell the tale of hunting and processing these "silver darlings", and are housed in three widely differing premises. At the boathouse, ships and boats lie by the pier, recreating a 1950s harbour atmosphere. In good weather during summer, people can be observed salting the herring; an accordionist provides the music of the day and dancing on the pier completes a day of hard work. In Grána the story of herring meal processing is told - this being an activity which has long been called the first heavy industry in Iceland. A small 1935-40 herring factory has been set up.
More information, www.sild.is/en/

Nature
8.04 km
Hedinsfjordur

Héðinsfjörður is nearly 6 km long deserted northernmost fjord on the Tröllaskagi area. In the fjord is a good lake to catch fish, Héðinsfjarðarvatn, and the outlet from the Héðinsfjarðarós into the fjord. The next settlement to the west is the town Siglufjörður and to the east is Ólafsfjörður.

Into the fjord lays beautiful valley, 5-6 km long. There is a large trout water, 1.7 square miles in size, that splendor the valley, 3 meters above sea level. There is a water trout and large seafish in water, about 1-5 lbs. The fish walks in the late summer.

A lot of wildlife is in the lake. The story says that the fox, who has visited some hunters unafraid and sought for a small fish. This water is not practiced much, yet it has their fans who seek peace and good fishing. Fishing hut is at the northern end of the lake.

Enough entertainment is on Tröllaskagi and nearest area, whether it is winter or summer, for example; skiing, snowmobile, sea angling, golfing, soccer, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, museums and much more.

No one needs to be bored!

www.hedinsfjordur.is

History and Culture

North Iceland

Towns & Villages

Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

Explore map with pictures

Map Akureyri Hrafnagil Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri