Life at sea

Few nations rely as much on the gifts of the sea as Iceland does. Farming was the nation's main source of income from the settlement until the 19th century, but at the same time places such as Akranes flourished where fishing took place.

It was precisely fishing that laid the foundation for urbanization in Akranes. In the middle of the 17th century, one of the first indicators of an Icelandic fishing village will have formed here, and since then fishing and fish processing have played an important role in the development of the area.