Herring Adventure on Siglufjördur’s Rainbow Lane Skip to content

Herring Adventure on Siglufjördur’s Rainbow Lane

The main tourist attractions in Siglufjördur, east Iceland, are the red, yellow and blue houses by the harbor; the Rainbow Lane is a popular tourist destination and it is home to a café, restaurant and gallery.


Winter in Siglufjördur. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Café Raudka opened earlier this summer. Its name refers to the color of the house and the company to which the area belongs. Other facilities inside the red house include an assembly room for gatherings, meetings and concerts, and a cognac-room and smaller assembly hall on the second floor.

Opened last year, Hannes Boy is a local restaurant known for good food made from fresh produce. It was named after a deceased sailor whose endearing kindness to children earned him the nickname “boy”.

The Síldaraevintýri or the “Herring Adventure”, an annual festival held during the Icelandic bank holiday weekend, commenced last Thursday and will continue throughout the weekend.

Last year, somewhere between three to four thousand guests attended the festival and this year numbers are expected to reach seven thousand, Finnur Yngvi Kristinsson, the program manager for Raudka Group told Iceland Review Online.

Last weekend, Morgunbladid reported that the next possible addition to Rainbow Lane might be a hotel.

Plans of constructing a hotel by the marina are already underway. Kristinsson explained to Iceland Review that plans are still in the early stages but possible investors have been found. A design team is currently working on designs for the building, which is to accommodate 64 rooms.

Raudka Group hopes to break ground either in the upcoming fall, or the fall of 2012. Pending success, the hotel could open in 2014 or 2015.

Click here for more information on Siglufjördur.


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