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Reykjavik Maritime Museum
Ranked #55 of 183 things to do in Reykjavik
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Owner description: REYKJAVIK 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, methods of catching and working with fish transformed into a science that helped create a modern nation. Exhibitions and artefacts bring our ocean history to life, from battling the waves, to the 'Cod Wars' and beyond. Plus the chance to climb aboard the Oðinn, a 900-ton coastguard ship, with its own stories to tell. Reykjavik Maritime Museum is part of Reykjavik City Museum: one museum in five unique places. Oct – Nov 2017: Daily 10:00-17:00. Guided tours of the ship:13:00, 14:00 & 15:00. Dec 2017 – Jan 2018: Closed for renovations, but Oðinn will be open for guided tours. Guided tours of the ship: 11:00, 13:00, 14:00 & 15:00. Feb – June 2018: Daily 10:00-17:00. Guided tours of the ship:13:00, 14:00 & 15:00. Grandagarður 8, 101 Reykjavik
Reviewed March 25, 2014

it was probably the worst tour guide on Odin boat. :-(
IF you are an engineer you would love this small museum. I recommend paying extra for the boat tour - good to see up close the hard life the "people of the sea" have. It was a bit difficult to find, but it is wort it a visit.

Thank E L
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Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

This museum is very small considering it's the main industry on the island. There is no mention of the cod war - which may actually encourage people to pay the extra for the trip around the ship. It's interesting and the most poignant part is the wall of 3345 names of those known to have died last century. What is there is good but not much of it and very expensive if you want to look round Odinn aswell.

Thank gail1842
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Mainly focusing on the fishing history of the island, the museum is in a good location overlooking the Old Harbour and has a lovely display in memory of all of the Icelanders who have lost their lives to the sea over the years. Otherwise quite expensive for a small display, only took us 30 minutes to look around. Would probably only recommend for maritime enthusiasts.

Thank SmnthaWb
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

This museum near the old harbour has very interesting displays about the Icelandic maritime history.....for maritime read "fishing" for that is what has defined Iceland for most of its history. It is definitely worth a visit and , if you have a hire car, parking is easy in the street outside. Good cafe on ground floor overlooking the harbour and the coastguard vessel Odinn.

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Reviewed March 6, 2014

The museum itself is quite small, but actually packed in much more information than I was expecting in such a small space. Outside there is a coast guard boat you can take guided tours onto several times a day, although we didn't do that.

If you're over by the harbour then this little museum is definitely worth a visit!

Thank DanMcN
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