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Vikin Maritime Museum, Reykjavik

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.6/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
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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  • Beautifully situated building in the old harbour literally, as fish are swimming around your feet in the ladies section. Very easy to follow exhibits and everything accessable to touch and feel. Briti...  read more »
  • This and the National Museum are excellent! The Maritime Museum offers real insights into how life was in Iceland for 1,000 years. A one-hour movie hidden in a corner is one of the most realistic (bec...  read more »
  • We really enjoyed the displays and history of the maritime museum, but Dad LOVED it! We went towards the end of the day and it was not crowded. There is a great ice cream spot across the street too! 
  • A very interesting museum, I do recommend it. It really gives you insight in this seafaring nation. Probably best to get there by foot or bus because there is not a lot of parking. It has a nice restaurant and it have great views of the harbor.
  • It maybe would be interesting if you love boats. It was most informative about women and working through the years in Iceland. Otherwise it was a quick walk to a dead end, the whole could have flowed better. Go to the National Museum of Iceland instead, hits on some of the information from here while giving you lots of other cool artifacts.
  • Nice but small and for this size quite expensive museum. The ship costs extra.
  • Great if you're really, really into boats and/or fishing.
  • Interesting exhibition about Icelandic fishing and its people. Expect to spend about an hour or more if you want to read about everything.
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