The Old Slipway
The new Municipality of Fjallabyggð (which includes Siglufjörður) bought the boatyard in 2011 and gifted it to the Herring Museum. The Museum makes use of the space for the repair of older wooden boats and the building of small rowboats. It is open to Museum visitors.
The old Slipway includes an exhibition on the 200 year history of boat building in the town. Displays of wood working hand tools as well as machinery - some nearly 100 years old - can be found here.
Byggingarfélagið Berg hf. (Berg Constuction Co.) took over management of the slipway in 1969, through a rental agreement with the town of Siglufjörður. Under their tenure, the boatyard was very busy, servicing the whole of the Northern fleet. At least 50 boats were taken in for repairs and servicing each year, up until 1990. They also built handline boats and other small decked boats.