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Vikin Maritime Museum, Reykjavik

(3.7/5 based on 400+ 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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  • The Museum is interesting but relatively expensive for what it offers (1600 ISK). If you have the time, but it is not essential.
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  • this is a small museum that offers lots of information around the history of fishing in Iceland. It doesn't take long to go round. i found this disappointing although i'm not really into fishing so it...  more »
  • Very interesting Museum which traces of Icelandic identity. Beautiful collections that describe the relationship of Icelanders with the sea and the daily life of the fishermen there are altogether shortly. Discovered a new and little-known event: laguerrede cod between Icelandic and British. So t very evocative photos.
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  • 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.
  • If you love boats you have to viait this museum - if not better go somewhere else
  • 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.
  • Interesting exhibition about Icelandic fishing and its people. Expect to spend about an hour or more if you want to read about everything.