The Fish Factory Tour

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Iceland is renowned for many things. From its wonderful geothermic spas to its unforgettable views of the northern lights. But Iceland has a secret that makes it a surprising culinary force that can hold its own against the cultural food powerhouses around the globe. That secret? Fresh fish.

The Fish Factory has a title that is pretty self-explanatory. It’s a factory in Iceland that processes fish to prepare it for restaurants, particularly the one housed on the second floor of the factory. But seeing the restaurant for yourself, you’d never guess that there was anything remotely industrial about it. The restaurant is elegant and well-decorated. Its large tables are welcoming to groups, which is perfect seeing as The Fish Factory tours and restaurant are focused on groups!

Yes, I said tours. Now, if a fish factory tour has never piqued your interest before, it’d be understandable. It’s a bit of a niche interest. But when in Rome, you do as the Romans do, right? Well, if you’re in Iceland, taking a tour of a fish factory would be coming face to face with Icelandic culinary culture. And that culture is worth exploring, especially seeing as a recent documentary called “The World’s Best Diet” has listed the Icelandic diet as the healthiest diet in the world. One of the major contributing factors to that is what? You guessed it! Fresh fish.

The Fish Factory is as fresh as fresh gets when it comes to fish. They use only fish caught the previous night in their preparations. When the fish is done being processed, they send some of it upstairs to be prepared by the restaurant’s skilled chefs to turn into an array of delicious meals. You can read about their offerings by visiting their menu on their website. The rest of the fresh fished is sent to consumer packaging so it can be sold to other restaurants and markets.

Most visitors at The Fish Factory aren’t just there for the tasty food served on the second floor, though. They’re there for the experience and education that the tour provides. The Fish Factory provides tours for groups. When guests arrive, they’re given protective clothing to put on. Once they’re all prepared and protected, guests are taken on a guided tour where they see first-hand where their food comes from. They learn about the process of preparing the fish, see the high-tech machines in action, as well as learn about where the fish comes from.

The tour is known to work up an appetite. That is great news for the lucky visitors because the tour ends in the restaurant. And you may not be in Rome, but you can still do like Romans do and eat! The meal tastes a lot better when you know where it came from, and you’re assured that it’s fresh!

The Fish Factory School Group Tour

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There’s a lot to learn in Iceland. Whether you’re a true-blue Icelander or a group of lucky students on a trip to Iceland, there’s one place that stands out from the crowd of typical tourist spots and natural wonders. That’s The Fish Factory.

While simple in name, the nature of The Fish Factory is not simple, and it’s certainly not to be overlooked. Fish is a staple in the Icelandic diet, but that fish has to come from somewhere. Chances are, if the fish you’ve eaten is fresh and tasty, it came from The Fish Factory. The Fish Factory has the massive task of processing the fresh catches of local fisherman. They take in the catch of the previous night, process it with their high-tech machinery, and then package it up so it’s ready for distribution to restaurants and markets all around.

The Fish Factory offers group tours, too! Students have a lot to gain from this tour. In it they’ll see first-hand where their food comes from, how it gets from ocean to table, and they’ll get an idea of the inner workings of the society that they live in or are visiting. It’s an educational tour that can be interesting and fun, as well! Plus, it ends with a delicious meal of fish and chips in the restaurant upstairs from the factory floor. What’s better than a little learning that ends with some tasty food?!

Currently, The Fish Factory tours and dines groups only. So, if you have a group of students and you want to give them a great experience that they won’t soon forget, consider booking a private tour with The Fish Factory and get an insider look at the world of Iceland’s fresh fish!

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