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KVIKAN - House of Culture and Natural Resources

Kvikan is the cultural house of Grindavík. Diverse cultural activities take place in Kvikan e.g., events, performances, lectures, choir rehearsals and so much more. Kvikan announces its events on its Facebook page.

On the second floor of the building is the exhibition “Saltfish in the history of the nation”. The exhibition should be interesting for foreign tourists, informative for schoolers, and enjoyable for all who want to know about the industry here.

As the 18th century progressed, and deck ships began to replace rowing ships, salted cod became Iceland's main export. Until then, wading and crawling had been the basis of foreign trade. With the advent of trawlers, salted cod processing became an important industry, and salted cod has ever since played a very significant role in the economy's performance. The exhibition takes you through the history of the salted cod and lets you experience the journey of all the stages involved to make and transport the product.

 

Informative:

  • Texts in the exhibition are in both Icelandic and English
  • Coffee and tea (including bathroom fee) – 250 kr.
  • Bathroom fee – 100 kr.
  • No entry fee for the exhibition

 

Opening hours

15. May – 31. August      Every day from 11:00am – 17:00pm

1. September – 14. May Everyday but Sunday from 11:00am – 17:00pm

It is also possible for groups to come outside of opening hours by arangement.

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