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Herring are enjoyed all year round in Finland and are also an important part of the traditional foods served at Finnish celebrations and occasions. Typical Finnish celebrations and occasions where Herring or "Silli" are eaten is on Christmas (called Joulu in Finnish) and May Day (called Vappu in Finnish) where the Herrings are served as part of a buffet often eaten together with boiled potatoes. In Finland Herring Festivals are even held around the country in celebration of this fish, a well known one being the annual "Baltic Herring Fair" (called Silakkamarkkinat in Finnish) which takes place in Helsinki during the autumn at the Helsinki Market Square. The Helsinki "Baltic Herring Fair" has been taking place since 1743.

These matjes or , have been cooked in vinegar, then are canned in a flavorful marinade. Skansen's Matjes in a spiced marinade lends this Matjes Herring product its unique flavor. Enjoy with buttered brown bread, chopped onion, and hard boiled eggs!


Herring, sugar, salt, vinegar, spices, .1% Benzoate of soda.


Keep refrigerated.

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Most products we sell can be shipped via Ground without a problem. However, some items must be sent via Express due to their perishable nature including some refrigerated and frozen foods, and chocolate during the summer months.

We give the customer the choice of shipping methods. Our general policy is that we guarantee perishable products when shipped via Express, and the customer takes the risk when sent by Ground. We will not be held responsible for spoilage of perishable products sent by Ground. We prefer to ship perishable products Monday & Tuesday in an effort to avoid weekend losses and reserve the right to delay a perishable shipment to safely schedule it. We may also delay a shipment due to inclement weather.

When shipping perishable foods, our cart will automatically add Ice Pack Shipping depending on the items purchased. Ice Pack Shipping costs $8 (Including Ice Packs). These additional costs will be added to your invoice and show on your credit card. Your order CANNOT be shipped without this payment.


Note: Ingredients and labels may change without notice and translation and/or typographical errors are possible. Therefore consumers are advised to check the ingredient lists on the package for substances that might be incompatible with them BEFORE ingestion. The European Parliament directives and amendments pertaining to compulsory food labeling can vary depending on the item in question and producers are not always required to provide a detailed and complete listing of all ingredients. When in doubt contact the manufacturer before consuming this item.

1 Review

  • 5
    skansen herring

    Posted by JOEL K GOODMAN on Sep 21st 2020

    I have been eating this for years and it is the best herring I ever ate==and I have been a herring fan all of my 85 years.

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