The Tannery Visitor Center ÉCONOMUSÉE®

The Tannery Visitor Center ÉCONOMUSÉE®

The Tannery Visitor Centre is located in Sauðárkrókur, north Iceland, in the only tannery in Europe which makes fishleather. The Visitor Centre provides visitors with an unusual way to experience the tannery and its products: guided tours of the actual tannery, where fish-skin is expertly processed to make high-quality leather.

At the Visitor Centre, leather goods made from the tannery’s products by outstanding designers and craftspeople are offered for sale, right next door to the tannery where the leather is made. Leathers and hides can also be purchased here, direct from the tannery, along with first-hand information about the products.

Fishleather from Atlantic Leather has caught the imagination of internationally-known fashion houses and brands such as Prada, Dior and Nike. Come to the Tannery Visitor Centre to learn more about this unique material.


Sauðárkrókur is a small but dynamic town on the north coast of Iceland. A thriving fishing community, Sauðárkrókur is also the centre of services and manufacturing in this prosperous agricultural region. Thus it is no coincidence that Iceland’s only tannery is located in Sauðárkrókur.

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Economusée opening hours

The Tannery Visitor Centre is open all year.

Monday to Friday 8 h - 16 h
Saturdays and Sundays 8 h - 12 h

Guided tours in the tannery on working days at 9 AM and 2 PM or by arrangement.
Guided tours in Icelandic and English. Price ISK 500 per person.

Monday to Friday 11h - 16 h

Guided tours in the tannery by arrangement


Borgarmýri 5
550 Sauðárkrókur




+354 512 8025

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