Vikin Maritime Museum, Reykjavik

3.9
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. Make Vikin Maritime Museum part of your personalized Reykjavik itinerary using our Reykjavik sightseeing planning app .
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  • Small museum, but done well. Films and displays provide much information. Interesting for most all ages. Elevator provided.  more »
  • This is a fascinating museum that focuses on the history of fishing and the fishing industry in Iceland and on the cod war with Britain. We expected to learn more about general Icelandic seafaring, bu...  more »
  • Visiting doesn't take all that long, it's not a huge museum. It's well done and informative. I went with young kids and there was something for everyone. Nice history of Iceland's maritime identity, i...  more »
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  • Interesting museum to learn about the history of Iceland's fishery industry. We spend nearly 2 hours there! Good place for kids as well.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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