Reykjavik Maritime Museum, Reykjavik

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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.
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  • There isn't a great deal to do really in the City so we spent an afternoon here after a few hours on a boat looking for whales that didn't appear. If you are interested in the ocean its quite...  more »
  • Part of our four museum day out. Only discovered it in passing on way to the Wales. The Maritime history was well presented and interesting, lots to look at but nothing in there for kids, expect...  more »
  • Went with my wife and two daughters (25 and 27) they were as impressed as I was, not normally the case I might add. An engaging and informative couple of hours, very interesting  more »
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  • Great museum with a focus on the fishing industry in Iceland and its history. There was also a nice exhibit about a ship which sunk in the late 1600s but has been rediscovered recently, including items they found in the ship.
  • A fantastic museum. Contrary to most maritime museums of the world, this one focuses not on marine biology, but on ancient and modern fishery. Thus the museums nick: "fish&folk". One to two hours.
  • We were really enjoying this museum when it came to an abrupt end and dumped us out into a restaurant?! We thought this was very strange but enjoyed what we saw of the museum.
  • This museum it’s so nice. a lot of nice information about fishes, a sea life in general, if you get the city pass it’s also included
  • Fantastic views. Nice gift shop. Hard to figure out was exhibits are pay only.

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