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Vikin Maritime Museum, Reykjavik

(3.7/5 based on 420+ 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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  • This is a small maritime museum dedicated to the fishing heritage of this island nation. The exhibits were well made, it was clean and cared for (as opposed to dust bunnies hanging out). My only issue...  more »
  • The exhibits on the history of fishing in Iceland and the Cod Wars were quite interesting, but I especially liked the "temporary" one downstairs on Sea Women. This presents a little-known -- even in I...  more »
  • On the day we visited they let us in free as it was a family day. Great place to visit and for those who are old enough to remember the Cod Wars, it shows the Icelandic view. Amazing to see the vessel...  more »
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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.