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Reykjavik Maritime Museum

Grandagardur 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 411 6340
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Worth a visit; telling about the importance of cod.

While I am not particularly interested in maritime things, there is not a lot to do in Reykjavik... read more

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Iceland’s life is tied to the sea and fishing is a most important resource for the country. This... read more

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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
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Grandagardur 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed today

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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Iceland’s life is tied to the sea and fishing is a most important resource for the country. This museum showcases this aspect of Iceland well across time and its many facets.

Thank Bert V
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I loved this museum!!! I spent the better part of the afternoon here, as there is a lot to take in. The first floor exhibit recounting the recovery of the Dutch merchant ship Melckmeyt is very interesting, both in terms of the items recovered and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take Your Time, this place is fabulous. There is a lot to look at and read. But there is also interactive stations to listen to and videos playing on the walls. We were disappointed that we could not go on the coast guard ship. It...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The new museum is really worth the visit even if it is a bit of a walk from downtown. As a senior, admission is free and includes a tour of the Coast Guard ship Odinn. Most of those ship tours restrict the areas you can...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this museum as my dad is a ships captain & has actually sailed these local waters. Everything he told us about the bitter cold & hard water life is seen in this museum. The Upstairs is the bigger area with more displays. It...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We understand that Icelanders are proud of the numerous tower cranes in the city marking wealth and investment. that said the city makes no effort to provide pedestrian routes through areas under construction such as beside opera house. tried to walk to maritime museum but...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Quite a walk from the old town centre only to find a ‘closed until Spring for renovation’ notice at the entrance despite it being the first day of summer (19 April). The adjacent cafe was open, but not busy, and said the museum was due...More

Thank Sussex3225
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Right guy in the harbour with some great exhibits and informative guides. Easy to spend time here with some great views

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

My husband and I visited this museum in May 2017. The museum is situated in the new harbour, but can be reached on foot from the city center (+/- 1 km/15 minutes walk). Adults pay, but children and 67+ enter for free. The museum gives...More

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