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Isafjordur Maritime Museum

Turnhusinu Neostakaupstao, Isafjordur 400, Iceland
+354 456 3299
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“second floor” (4 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Turnhusinu Neostakaupstao, Isafjordur 400, Iceland
+354 456 3299

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Reviewed January 2, 2017

This museum is something you must see if you find yourself in Isafjordur! The first floor contains information about fishing in Iceland, as well as historical information about the town itself. Other floors of the museum are about the flora and fauna in the area,...More

1  Thank SEVENSEAStravelmag
Reviewed October 11, 2016

Very interesting museum near the harbor. A good look at fishing life in Iceland during the 19th century.

2  Thank Gerard C
Reviewed September 29, 2016

Well worth the time. The movie was well done and very realistic to understand 1000 years of off shore fishing in an 8 man rowboat. And this was what the farmers did in their off season and with little sunlight. Watch as much as you...More

4  Thank Julie_from_MI
Reviewed September 25, 2016

We literally stumbled into this museum on the advice of a guide. It shows a movie about traditional Iceland fishing that holds some big surprises, it has pictures of old-time fishing boats and examples of dried salted cod, and it's packed with accordions! We had...More

3  Thank HIDiHoPetaluma
Reviewed September 24, 2016

An interesting museum highlighting the lives of the traditional Icelandic fisherman. There is an excellent movie about this to watch, so allow enough time. Items relating to fishing are on display as well as other things such as accordians. There are a couple of things...More

1  Thank igolfCA
Reviewed August 31, 2016

This is my sort of museum. A historic building, housing a quirky and individual collection, giving a real insight into this remote location. The staff are friendly (as are the cats).

1  Thank Strigiform
Reviewed August 27, 2016

There is little to see in Isafjordur. The Maritime Museum was the most recommended but was really not much to see. The view of the fog shrouded cliffs of the fjords was beautiful. However, my wife and I found little of interest to see in...More

1  Thank Michael G
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

The museum is 200 m from harbour. You can understand a little bit life in Isafjordur visited it, see a lot of accordians and exhibits of fishing. They served us with a local snack: dried & salt fish, and fermented shark. It had strange taste...More

Thank Simina Floriana G
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Not very large, but the beautiful houses frame the museum very appropriately, and you get an idea of how hard life must have been, and how hard people worked. Beautiful surrounding area.

Thank Unnur Alma T
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Nice museum to discover the traditional way of fishing. Nice movie on a big screen and a lot of items and boats from the traditional fishing times. Also a big collection of accordion.

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Leonie B
How much does it cost for adult to go into Isafjordur Maritime museum
February 5, 2017|
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Response from Unnur Alma T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it propably doesn´t open until May, last summer it was open from May 15th - Sep 15th and the admission was 1000 kr. (approx 9 US$). You can find all information on their website: nedsti.is, just click on the English flag... More