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Reykjavik Maritime Museum

Grandagardur 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 411 6340
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Awesome museum!

My 20-year old son and I really enjoyed this museum. Learned a lot about fishing and shipping... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Headmaster11
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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An excellent deep dive into Icelandic maritime history

For a country whose history, economy and society has been largely underpinned by its relationship... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JLloydLondon
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London
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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, 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 Óðinn, a 900-ton coastguard ship, with its own stories to tell. Guided tours of the vessel Óðinn :13:00, 14:00 & 15:00. Open daily 10:00-17:00. Address: Grandagarður 8, 101 Reykjavík. Reykjavík Maritime Museum is part of Reykjavík City Museum: One museum in five unique places. Welcome!
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Grandagardur 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 411 6340
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My 20-year old son and I really enjoyed this museum. Learned a lot about fishing and shipping history in Iceland. Also learned about some of Iceland’s global situation and relations. They have a fun exhibit where you dress up like an Icelandic fisherman and take...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a country whose history, economy and society has been largely underpinned by its relationship with the sea, it’s natural that there should be a museum dedicated to its maritime culture. The Reykjavik Maritime Museum offers a fully rounded review of how Icelanders harvested the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the smaller museums in Reykjavik but informative with regards to maritime life and the fishing industry in Iceland.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an outstanding museum that provides comprehensive overview of modern fishing industry and its historical development. Displays very clearly labelled in. English and Icelandic. A decommissioned fisheries patrol ship moored outside can be visited. Exhibit about wreck of Dutch merchant ship lost off coast...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent hours here, could have spent more. The harrowing tales of shipwreck survivors, and the destitution of widows and children particularly caught my attention, while my husband was immersed in the minutae of 19th and 20th century fishing. Our favorite museum in Reykjavik.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ended up visiting this place on a tour, which I did not intend on attending. It's a small place which houses a number of shells and fish types behind different vitrines. At first it felt like much a do about not much, but the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were debating if we should do this museum or not but we were in the area and it started raining. Very happy with our choice. It was the cheapest one and most interesting one. Highly reccoment it if you have some time to spare...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Modern building on the edge of a new harbour development, a little distance from the old harbour and boat trips etc - rough walkway to access will be better when finished

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is placed in a old fish factory and uses some of the elements from that. Beautiful Videos on the walls. The exhibition tells a lot about the importance of fishing.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While I am not particularly interested in maritime things, there is not a lot to do in Reykjavik when it rains day after day. This museum showed in detail how cod figured in to the history of Iceland.

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