The Old Herring Factory

One of the places I return to when in the north of Iceland, is the old Herring factory at Hjalteyri. Hjalteyri is a small fishing village with currently less than 50 full time inhabitants. It is on the edge of the Eyjafjörður fjord not far from Akureyri.

The factory processed herring into fish meal and fish oil. It was built just before World War 11 and closed in 1966. The old concrete tanks, decaying walls and fading blue trim make it a rewarding place to photograph.

Hjalteyri, Iceland

Hjalteyri, Iceland

Hjalteyri, Iceland

Hjalteyri, Iceland

Hjalteyri, Iceland

Hjalteyri, Iceland

Hjalteyri, Iceland

Hjalteyri, Iceland

Hjalteyri, Iceland

Hjalteyri, Iceland

 

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