Migrant Workers

The chance to earn a good amount of money, in a relatively short time, has always been a strong force. From the middle of the 20th century Icelandic fishing villages provided this opportunity for young people.

They flocked to various coastal villages in search of work in the fishing industry and were willing too work hard - and hoping too experience an adventure at the same time. This exhibition seeks to bring alive memories of the verbúð and the life within, verbúð being the accommodation provided by the employers, a dorm-like hall, with rooms for three or four people, male- female divided.

The exhibition consists of a live film and a radio program. The film gives an idea of the rooms and the young people who used to occupy them, and the radio program imitates an old radio show.