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Reykjavik Maritime Museum

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Reykjavík Maritime Museum - How the ocean formed a nation A harbour museum exploring Iceland's dramatic relationship with the sea. The survival of a nation depended on generations of brave fishermen heading into the unknown. Over the centuries...more
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Grandagardur 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday

We were really looking forward to this museum but the cost to enter is extortionate!! Fortunately there are several other great museums close by which even added together were cheaper!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Neil B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is situated in an old fish factory in the old harbour of Reykjavik and charts Iceland's maritime history from the early settlers through to Cod Wars of the 1970's. Also at certain times of the day guided tours are given of the the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Keith K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was good for a short visit. There were some interesting relics from shipwrecks found off Icelandic coast. There is also a fairly detailed exhibit about the history of Icelandic fishing and the dangers surrounding this. We used the city card for free entry...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Describes many aspects of the Icelandic fishery, past and present. Lots of signage in English. Also lots of 1st person interviews, also translated into English. I wish they had devoted a bit more space to the "cod wars" with England which followed successive increases in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank RonTSmithers_B_C_
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum has a huge exhibit of items to show the sailors' and fishermen's life in the past and present.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Yaroslava F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is worth your time to learn about the fishing industry in Iceland. The small stations with live interviews are very interesting.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank frequenttraveler051
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really brings home the life of the Icelandic mariner with some really interesting exhibits. Bonus - if you sign up for their newsletter you can get 15% off entry (as Iceland is an expensive country, every penny saved!)

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Quirkynfunny
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Children up to the age of 18 go free which is a bonus! Ensure you book onto a tour of the ship for the additional 1,000 ISK as very interesting - we had a private tour for our family as nobody else was around and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Allison S
Reviewed April 7, 2019

Provided a great historical overview. Interesting perspectives. We could have spent a lot more time there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank magzweig
Reviewed March 31, 2019

This was included in our City Card, and it was a nicely done exhibit space with some interactive activities that my daughter enjoyed, including trying to virtually drive a real forklift. Describes the health of the oceans and management of fisheries, as well as the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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August 22, 2015|
Response from Fishydiner |
Yes there are toilets on first floor, also in cafe area.