Reykjavik Maritime Museum, Reykjavik

3.9
#10 of 28 in Museums in Reykjavik
Learn about Iceland's strong connection to the sea at Reykjavik Maritime Museum. The permanent exhibits take you from the age of the first Nordic settlers to modern day. See how fishing has advanced from simple rowboats to the modern industry that has become the driving force behind the country's economy. Don't miss the docked Coast Guard ship, Óðinn, a veteran of the Cod Wars with the UK. Enjoy a great view of the harbor and a selection of traditional meals at the cafe. Admission to the ship and the museum are charged separately, but you can get a discount on a combination ticket. Make Reykjavik Maritime Museum part of your personalized Reykjavik itinerary using our Reykjavik sightseeing planning app .
Create an itinerary including Reykjavik Maritime Museum
map
Reykjavik Maritime Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
528 reviews
Google
4.1
TripAdvisor
  • We went there eon a rainy and stormy day and really enjoyed the collection. There was great background information about life in the early days as well as the fishing conflicts of modern times. The pl...  more »
  • Although it was cold outside, I strolled along the water and was amazed by all the ducks in the 32 degree water! )  more »
  • It's an alright museum, a bit expensive for the approx 30 min experience. Wax dummies go through the history of Iceland with audio. However, I found the best part was at the end near the gift shop bei...  more »
Google
  • Interesting museum to learn about the history of Iceland's fishery industry. We spend nearly 2 hours there! Good place for kids as well.
  • Worth stopping by. Very informative and interesting. Children won't get bored.
  • Visit the museum and get a tour. The exhibit on the cod wars is great. If you can get a tour of the coast guard vessel, that's also pretty cool.
  • It was interesting. If you're into maritime type stuff. Clean toilets when I went. Hot as hell inside.
  • Great small museum with interesting history of Icelandic fishing as well as an illuminating exhibit about the cod's wars.

Plan your trip to Reykjavik

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Reykjavik

In this highly walkable capital, many of Reykjavik's hotels and guesthouses offer close proximity to the city's popular attractions, bars, and restaurants. The waterfront offers an exciting dose of activity. Although Reykjavik provides plenty of accommodations to its flocks of visitors, there is a dearth of budget options in the city. Price-conscious visitors should consider staying in a hostel, with both private and dorm rooms available, or a nearby campsite. Although the campground is not as centrally located as some hotels, guests are better positioned to take advantage of the natural surroundings.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Reykjavik by other users

6 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM KUWAIT March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM IRAQ July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Iceland & United Kingdom BY A USER FROM INDONESIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United Kingdom & Iceland BY A USER FROM INDONESIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM KUWAIT June, culture, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 41 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Iceland, Ireland & Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans