Djúpavík’s thriving history is felt in the abandoned herring factory that dominates this little cove. This factory, which was bursting with life from 1935-1954, was the biggest one in Iceland and also the biggest concrete structure in the country.
Today the old factory buildings are used for various events and exhibitions. Sigur Rós had a concert for 300 people in this place in 2006. Singing in the empty oil tanks makes for a resounding experience. The only inhabitants today are a family who run the hotel along with the staff and they offer tours through the old factory.

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