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Vikin Maritime Museum, Reykjavik
(3.7/5 based on 360+ 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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  • I thought great exhibition materials for the old folks living Buri, and fishing. Woman fisherman suffered from natural and harsh labour and poverty. That was variously arranged boats and working tools with very interesting and was impressed.
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  • The exhibits (at least at the time of our visit) were centered around the role of women in the fishing industry and the Cod Wars with the British. I had anticipated more "maritime" history and, maybe ...  more »
  • Interesting museum about Icelandic maritime history and culture. Most interesting part was the very informative interactive display explaining everything about the Cold War between Iceland and U.K. 
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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.