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Reykjavik Maritime Museum

Grandagardur 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 411 6340
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Lovely locatyin

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Delford M
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Cork, Ireland
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A good insight in the Islandic maritime history

My husband and I visited this museum in May 2017. The museum is situated in the new harbour, but... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
TravelcrazyAntwerp
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Schoten, Belgium
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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 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Delford M
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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

Thank TravelcrazyAntwerp
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

We went there eon a rainy and stormy day and really enjoyed the collection. There was great background information about life in the early days as well as the fishing conflicts of modern times. The place is a little out of the way but walkable...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Although it was cold outside, I strolled along the water and was amazed by all the ducks in the 32 degree water! )

Thank W2811CWmar
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

It's an alright museum, a bit expensive for the approx 30 min experience. Wax dummies go through the history of Iceland with audio. However, I found the best part was at the end near the gift shop being able to put on the period costumes...More

Thank Tracy D
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Even though the museum was closed we got a guided tour of the Coast Guard Vessel. The guide was very well informed. Along with the tour of the whole vessel we received the history of the "Cod Wars." Very important and interesting bit of Iceland...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

I forgot to write a review of my visit to the Coastguard vessel 'Odinn' during a recent visit to Iceland. This guided tour is part of the exhibits at the excellent Reykjavik Maritime Museum. The vessel is moored close to the museum and you can...More

1  Thank alister b
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Learn a little about the old Icelandic way of life. Has some fishing tools, and explanations of their use, etc.

Thank caramello51
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

What there was was interesting showing the development of the Icelandic fishing industry but the part about the cod wars was closed which was dissapointing

Thank 250ABR
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

This museum has a great video on the life of viking era fishermen and their daily routine and living experience,

Thank Ron R
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Yes there are toilets on first floor, also in cafe area.
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