Reykjavik Maritime Museum, Reykjavik

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Learn about Iceland's strong connection to the sea at Reykjavik 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. Make Reykjavik Maritime Museum part of your personalized Reykjavik itinerary using our Reykjavik sightseeing planning app .
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  • I come in with some mistrust, but it's really good. The exhibition on fishing, boats and how the activity was transformed in erl after time is very good. Excellent confectionery and on a rainless day this beautiful tour docks and surroundings
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  • If you are interested in learning more about the fishing history of Iceland , this museum will be of interest. It does not cover the Vikings, only fishing. Packed with interesting photos, model ships,...  more »
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  • Great museum with a focus on the fishing industry in Iceland and its history. There was also a nice exhibit about a ship which sunk in the late 1600s but has been rediscovered recently, including items they found in the ship.
  • A fantastic museum. Contrary to most maritime museums of the world, this one focuses not on marine biology, but on ancient and modern fishery. Thus the museums nick: "fish&folk". One to two hours.
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