Herring Factory Ingólfsfjörður

THE ABANDONED FACTORY IN ICELAND

This herring factory in Ingólfsfjörður, a fjord north from Djúpavík in the far north of Iceland, was built in 1943. The factory was constructed by the company Ingólfur hf. The factory was closed in 1952.

The main landmarks of the Ingólfsfjörður fjord are the three mountains Kálfatindur, Eyrarfell and Glyssa and this old deserted Herring Factory. The main reason why the factory was built was because of the growing herring stock coming in to Húnaflói bay. But soon after construction, the herring catches declined and the factory was closed in 1952. The factory processed herring to produce fishmeal and oil. The oil was filtered to extract the water and then stored in large heated tanks just outside the factory. I visited the ‘Herring Factory Ingólfsfjörður’ in 2008.

Built 1942
Abandoned 1952
Endangered
Herring Factory Ingólfsfjörður
Herring Factory Ingólfsfjörður
Herring Factory Ingólfsfjörður
Herring Factory Ingólfsfjörður
Herring Factory Ingólfsfjörður
Herring Factory Ingólfsfjörður
Herring Factory Ingólfsfjörður
Herring Factory Ingólfsfjörður
Herring Factory Ingólfsfjörður
Herring Factory Ingólfsfjörður
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