The largest commercial fishing exhibition in the North since 1984, finally returns to Kópavogur, June 8-10, 2022 after a covid enforced 5 year gap.

From locating, catching, processing and packaging, right through to the marketing and distribution of the end product, the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition has produced an international business environment for the tech commercial fisheries, processing, aquaculture, seafood byproducts sectors. Following nearly two years of pandemic restrictions this June’s Icefish will provide exhibitors and visitors with the long overdue facility for multiple face to face business meetings in one place.

The packed exhibition halls will boast long term exhibitors as well as an abundance of new companies. Large National pavilions will be present from Denmark, Norway, Faroe Islands and new for this exhibition; Spain. June’s event will also welcome new initiatives including:

A dedicated area for Processing/Value added/Fish farming and By-products, this is to recognise and reflect industry developments and to align with the 4th edition of the Fish Waste for Profit Conference, taking place on day 2 and 3 of the exhibition.

Following the success of 90+ meetings involving 24 countries in 2017; the matchmaking facility, run in conjunction with Innovation Centre Iceland, bringing buyers and sellers together during the show, will also return, further supporting exhibitors/visitors in making key connections at the exhibition.

Icefish Connect – the virtual community: Introduced for the first time in 2021, IceFish Connect, is the new virtual exhibition platform, brought in to compliment the ‘in person’ 13th Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition. IceFish Connect will have rich and engaging content that enables visitors and exhibitors to meet, network and develop business online.

The 8th Icelandic Fisheries Awards will take place on the first night of the exhibition. Hosted by the City of Kopavogur the awards have since 1999 been recognising outstanding achievement in the International and Icelandic fishing, processing and seafood sectors.

Marianne Rasmussen-Coulling, Events Director, Mercator Media – Icefish organisers, commented ‘Icefish provides a key meeting place for both exhibitors and visitors in the commercial fishing and processing industry, and after over two years of pandemic restrictions this forum is more important than ever. We are looking forward to finally welcoming the industry back and offer the opportunity to see, discuss and learn about the latest innovations, technology from companies both within Iceland and Internationally.

If you are interested in exhibiting, sponsoring, attending or speaking at 2022 IceFish please call +44 01329 825 335 or email

International sales: Diane Lillo Tel. +44 1329 825 335 or email

Icelandic sales: Ómar Már Jónsson Tel: +354 893 8164 or Bjarni Thor Jonsson GSM: +354 896 6363