Top things to do in Siglufjörður

Top Choice Museum in Siglufjörður

Herring Era Museum

Lovingly created over 16 years, this award-winning museum does a stunning job of recreating Siglufjörður’s boom days between 1903 and 1968, when it was the herring-fishing capital of Iceland. Set in three buildings …
Top Choice Moroccan in Siglufjörður

Siglunes Guesthouse Restaurant

A refreshing surprise in this remote village, Moroccan chef Jaouad Hbib prepares delicious, from-scratch Moroccan cuisine for the wood-lined restaurant at Siglunes Guesthouse. Tajines sizzle with heat, both in the t…
Cafe in Siglufjörður

Frida Chocolate

Handmade artisanal chocolate in a local artist's gallery – what's not to like? Look for the unique facade on the main street in the northern part of town. Once inside, admire the kooky chairs, the bathroom wallpaper…
Cultural in Siglufjörður

Herring Festival

Siglufjörður's biggest shindig takes place on the bank-holiday weekend in early August and recreates the gold-rush atmosphere of the town’s glory days. The week leading up to it is full of events: singing, dancing a…
Icelandic in Siglufjörður

Hannes Boy

Dressed in sunny yellow, this stylish, light-filled space is furnished with cool seats made from old herring barrels. It's under the same ownership as Sigló Hótel and offers a good selection of seafood, meat and loc…
Museum in Siglufjörður

Icelandic Folk Music Centre

Traditional-music enthusiasts may be interested in this sweet little museum that displays 19th-century instruments and offers recordings of Icelandic songs and chants. Admission free with a ticket to the Herring Era…
Icelandic in Siglufjörður

Kaffi Rauðka

Ruby-red Rauðka has an informal atmosphere, with an all-day menu of sandwiches, salads and tasty mains like the catch of the day.
Brewery in Siglufjörður

Segull 67 Brugghús

Sample tasty local brews at this microbrewery that's open for two visitors or more for a tour and tasting (2500kr). Usually open on Friday and Saturday, it pays to call first to double-check.
Bakery in Siglufjörður


A big bakery popular with locals and tourists alike. Stop by for coffee and cake, or sandwiches and picnic supplies.
Music in Siglufjörður

Folk Music Festival

Folk-music aficionados will enjoy this relaxed five-day affair in early July.