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Vikin Maritime Museum

Grandagardur 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 517 9400
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It could be a bit more

The large building has most all the exhibits on the second floor, generally plaques, models of... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2017
Mark K
Port Jefferson, New York
Not really a museum

Very interesting but would be better defined as an "Experience" rather than a museum but it was... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2017
Arthur D
Newbury, United Kingdom
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Víkin – the Reykjavík Maritime MuseumThe Museum is situated in Reykjavik’s picturesque active fishing harbor, only a 10 minute walk from the city center. Enjoy the fantastic view of the boats, fishermen and birdlife before entering the museum. For centuries Icelanders depended heavily on fishing and the sea for survival, and as a result the country has a long and rich maritime history. In the Reykjavik Maritime Museum you can explore this history, including beautiful ship-models, realistic scenery as well as both dried and life fish! The magnificent Coast Guard Vessel Óðinn, who took part in all three cod wars, is a part of the museum, docked outside in the beautiful harbor. Guided tours, please ask at the entrance. A wonderful place for a fun day out with family or friends!
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Grandagardur 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 517 9400
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

The large building has most all the exhibits on the second floor, generally plaques, models of ships and the various implements used to steer and handle them, the lights, the communications and the accommodations. There is a striking need for some interactive materials or some...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed May 20, 2017

Very interesting but would be better defined as an "Experience" rather than a museum but it was good with headset guided tour.

Thank Arthur D
Reviewed May 18, 2017

For those interested in Iceland's fishing history, this is a go od museum. One highlight is a reenactment film that follows brave fishermen from the past out in a small open boat on the ocean in the winter for a full day from sunrise to...More

Thank Ingrid200
Reviewed May 12, 2017

We went hoping to learn about vikings due to a school project but it was more about fishing. Despite this we had a great time and both my children enjoyed this visit Lots to see and do and my son enjoyed dressing up

Thank twopoint f
Reviewed May 11, 2017

The Maritime Museum was very interesting exhibit to visit in the Reykjavik area. It is located on the pier/close-by & enjoyable tour.

Thank ShivUSA
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Lots of detail about the cod wars with Great Britain, but other than that a collection of old fishing boat items.

1  Thank Steven S
Reviewed April 27, 2017

I'm sure if you read the other reviews you will a good picture of this museum ... a mildly interesting picture of the Iceland fishing history, including a picture on how the industry changed over time, how the fishing families lived and the equipment used...More

1  Thank ZedPM
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Well worth a visit. Excellent history of fishing in Iceland, including a large display about the cod wars in the 70's ( a bit skewed to Iceland not surprisingly).

Thank jacm949
Reviewed April 17, 2017

One of my friends really wanted to visit this museum, left to my own devices I probably would not have gone. However it was super interesting!! We spent several hours wandering around the actual museum and then took the optional tour of the coast guard...More

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed April 16, 2017

First off, I have to say I'm biased. I love everything maritime. That being said, this museum is very informative about Iceland's maritime history, and their battles with the English over Cod.

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August 22, 2015|
Response from Fishydiner |
Yes there are toilets on first floor, also in cafe area.