The Three Tunnel Tour
TTV-06 The Three Tunnel Tour - Siglufjörður
Tour start at 12:00
Departure is from Hof Culture Center
Hotel and harbour pickup is available in Akureyri
Tour length is 5 hours
To arrive at our destination we have to drive through 3 mountain tunnels, passing dramatic sea cliffs along the way. In between high mountains lays Siglufjordur or Siglo. We visit an award winning Herring Museum on the tour, where we get glimpse into local life during the early 20th century.
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The tour begins with a visit to a former herring village, Hjalteyri. A visit there is almost like stepping back 40 years in time. The old houses along with the former herring meal factory stand there as if waiting for the past to return.
Why did the Icelanders fight with the bigger nations in Europe to protect their fish in the 20th century? What was produced with the herring-fish oil? Why was the herring so important to the Icelanders? How do they make rotten shark? We will answer all these questions and any you might have during the day. When we arrive at Siglufjörður we visit the award winning Herring Era Museum (included in the tour price), were our guide will walk with you to make sure you get the most out of your visit.
You will have a good time to explore the village . This tour take you along some of the most beautiful costline in the North of Iceland