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Vikin Maritime Museum, Reykjavik

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Learn about Iceland's strong connection to the sea at Vikin 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. Put Vikin Maritime Museum into our Reykjavik itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Reykjavik.
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  • More Museum on the history of fishing in Iceland by the Vikings. There is a part of the history of the island and its economy since the period of the vikings to the present day. A search of objects in the Museum game to captivate the attention of children. A must see. But choose, prefer the Saga Museum which is 500 m.
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  • The guided tour of the coast guard vessel Oðinn was excellent - and the guide was very personal and happy to answer any questions or go into depth. The exhibition about fishing was a great experience,...  more »
  • The Cod Wars! Who would have known? I'm not a traditional fish and chips fan anyway, give me the Puffin.  more »
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  • I found this museum very interesting and informative. Mostly because I too work in the maritime industry. Lots of very unique and historic items in their possession and just amazing to see how far we've come. Just bummed at how short the exhibit was for the price of entry.
  • The museum is nice and it is interesting to read the history specially about the cod wars. It is a bit difficult to find though.
  • Great little museum with lots of information about the history of fishing in Iceland. Also had an exhibit about the Cod War that was well done and informative.
  • This museum helped add an extra dimension when learning about Iceland's history and culture. You can get into it for free with the City Card.
  • The Museum portrays fishing quite well, but even the most interested individuals will find it hard to spend more than an hour in the actual museum. The tour of the Oðinn is a different story. The Oðinn is pretty much the same as when the coast guard used it. It is fully furnished, even books, maps, instruments and tools are where they are supposed to be. Unfortunately it is only possible to enter the Danish built ship with a guided tour, so freedom is limited. Our guide was quite enthusiastic and competent regarding everything Icelandic and especially when talking about boating. His compatce did not seem to be as strong with foreign languages and social skills. I would recommend it to everyone who has a strong interest in the Icelandic naval culture and some maritime knowledge.

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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.
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