Sjávarútvegur

The Harbor Area: A large part of the exhibit hall contains the harbor and dock area where fishing andprocessing the catches of the islanders are portrayed. At the old radio center a visitor can listen to harrowing narratives of life at sea and unbelievable tales of heroism and rescues. The stories of innovators and entrepreneurs are told through the history of building the harbor, ship building, and processing the huge fish catches. An old bait shack and fish factory dormitory are also reconstructed in this exhibit. “Captain’s verses”, common poetry at old fishing stations, is recited and sung and the island composer, Ási í Bæ, is recorded singing one of his most famous melodies. The cliff hunters’ history and lore are also reflected in this exhibit area with a reconstructed hunting cabin typical of the cabins on the outer islands.