About Us

Iceland Pelagic Iceland Pelagic is owned by three key players in the Icelandic seafood industry, all of whom have been the main driving force in their local communities for decades.

Iceland Pelagic also cooperates in sales and logistics of frozen fish and seafood from a number of producers in Iceland and Greenland.

The Group

Isfelag established in 1901, operates 6 processing units on shore: a fishmeal factory and a freezing plant in Vestmannaeyjar as well as a fishmeal factory and a freezing plant in Thorshofn. In Thorlakshofn Isfelag operates an advanced lobster, light salted cod, redfish and flatfish processing facility, and in Siglufjordur it operates a peeling plant where coldwater shrimp from own vessel is processed. Isfelag operates its own fleet of vessels.

Skinney-Thinganes was established in 1946, operates a flourishing fishing industry, including three factories. A fishmeal factory in Höfn, multifaceted processing in Höfn for pelagic fish, groundfish and a specialized processing facility for groundfish in Þorlákshöfn. It also operates its own fleet of vessels.

Iceland Pelagic was established in 2008 by key players in the Icelandic pelagic fishing and processing industry as a sales unit with the main focus on pelagics for Eastern Europe. Since then, Iceland Pelagic has been expanding its product portfolio and market area and is now one of the main exporters of seafood from Iceland.

Brim was established in 1985 with a merger of two large fishing companies. Today the oldest part of Brim has history dating back to the year 1906. Brim operates both in pelagic and groundfish. The company operates 6 groundfish trawlers, thereof 2 freezing trawlers and 3 trawlers bringing in fresh fish for the groundfishplant inReykjavik. In the pelagic operations, the company has 3 vessels that bring fresh fish to the landbased processing facilities, mainly landed in Vopnafjordur for freezing as well as fishmeal and fishoil.

Our factories

Thorshofn – A500

In Þórshöfn, a robust fish processing factory is operated where both pelagic fish and groundfish are processed. Isfelag’s groundfish processing in Þórshöfn is primarily focused on cod and haddock, and there is also a robust processing operation for herring and mackerel in the factory. There has been significant development and improvement in processing equipment in recent years, resulting in high-quality products that meet customer demands for processing, quality, and packaging. In Þórshöfn, Isfelag also operates a highly productive fishmeal factory, producing meal and oil from capelin, herring, and mackerel. The production capacity of the factory is about 900 tons per 24 hours.

Hornafjordur – A622

In Skinney-Thinganes’ factory in Krossey, located in Höfn, the company processes groundfish, pelagic fish and lobster. The factory is equipped to process fresh, frozen, and salted products. The company also operates a fishmeal factory, to produce fishmeal and fish oil from trimmings that are collected during production in Krossey.

Thorlakshofn – H046

Skinney-Thinganes’ factory in Þorlákshöfn is specialized in processing groundfish and is equipped to process both fresh and frozen products. The catch is processed in a state-of-the-art processing facility, while staying as environmentally friendly as possible.

Vestmannaeyjar – A502

In Vestmannaeyjar, Isfelag operates a well-equipped fish processing factory specializing in the production of pelagic products. Between pelagic seasons, both fresh and frozen fish products are processed in the factory. Additionally, heads and offal from the freezer facility are pumped back to the fishmeal factory through separate pipelines, where the raw material is used for the production of fishmeal and fish-oil. The company operates a robust fishmeal factory where fishmeal and fish oil are produced from capelin, herring, mackerel, and blue whiting. The production capacity of the factory is 1,200 tons of raw material per 24 hours

Vopnafjordur - H456

Brim operates a very productive freezing plant in Vopnafjörður, which specializes in processing pelagic fish: capelin, herring, blue whiting and mackerel. The capelin is whole frozen or processed into roe. Mackerel is either whole frozen or beheaded and gutted. The herring is either whole frozen or processed into butterflies or fillets. A fishmeal factory is operated in Vopnafjörður. The factory mainly processes rejected capelin, herring waste and mackerel cuttings from Brim’s freezing plant in Vopnafjörður, as well as blue whiting.


Reykjavik - H476

Brim’s groundfish processing plant at Norðurgarður in Reykjavik focuses on the production of fillets and fillet pieces of cod, perch and saithe. The fish is categorised by size, decapitated, filleted, skinned and trimmed before being cut into pieces according to the buyer’s wishes. The products are both sold fresh and frozen all year round. Fresh products are shipped the same day by air or in refrigerated containers to foreign markets, and frozen products are exported in freezer containers or shipped on pallets.

Akranes - H475

Brim operates a processing plant in Akranes where capelin roe is processed during the capelin season. The company also operates a fishmeal factory in Akranes for the processing of capelin and groundfish waste.

Siglufjordur – A573

In the harbor area of Siglufjörður, there is a recently operated shrimp processing plant that produces cooked and peeled cold-water shrimp. Part of its raw material consists of fresh shrimp landed in Siglufjörður, while another part is purchased frozen from Norwegian and Canadian vessels. The plant places great emphasis on product quality and cleanliness, meeting the quality standards of many major retail chains in the UK and holding BRC approval.

Thorlakshöfn – A577

Located in Þorlákshöfn, Isfelag’s esteemed processing facility offers a diverse range of products, including flounder, cod, perch, roach, and haddock. The primary focus lies on delivering fresh or lightly salted-frozen necks, pieces, and whole fillets, whether fresh or frozen. Catering primarily to continental Europe, Isfelag takes pride on its commitment to exceptional product quality, exemplified by the BRC approval. While previously renowned for lobster processing, the facility has undergone a transformation, now boasting state-of-the-art fish processing capabilities.

From Catching
to Marketing

Careful control of the entire process, from catching to marketing, enables us to respond more quickly to market conditions.

Your Reliable
Seafood Partner

Iceland’s pristine environment provides fresh and natural products from both land and sea. The whole of the seafood industry in Iceland is based on the sustainable harvesting of these wild and natural stocks.

The experience and knowledge of our workforce, acquired over several decades, ensure the quality of the final product.

We are proud to be a part of the heritage of Iceland’s fisheries.

Our vessels