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Vikin Maritime Museum

Grandagardur 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 517 9400
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Not What You'd Expect But Go!

OK - it's a confusion for English speakers. Vikin means "near the bay" and the museum has nothing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brooklyn, New York
Beautiful ship models, lots of info

I loved this museum! So much information. Unfortunately, the day we went was very rainy and windy... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Aberdeen, Maryland
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Víkin – the Reykjavík Maritime MuseumThe Museum is situated in Reykjavik’s picturesque active fishing harbor, only a 10 minute walk from the city center. Enjoy the fantastic view of the boats, fishermen and birdlife before entering the museum. For centuries Icelanders depended heavily on fishing and the sea for survival, and as a result the country has a long and rich maritime history. In the Reykjavik Maritime Museum you can explore this history, including beautiful ship-models, realistic scenery as well as both dried and life fish! The magnificent Coast Guard Vessel Óðinn, who took part in all three cod wars, is a part of the museum, docked outside in the beautiful harbor. Guided tours, please ask at the entrance. A wonderful place for a fun day out with family or friends!
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Grandagardur 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 517 9400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

OK - it's a confusion for English speakers. Vikin means "near the bay" and the museum has nothing to do with Vikings. But it does provide an in-depth narrative about Icelandic fishing and maritime life that is well worth visiting.

Thank OutdoorGal17
Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved this museum! So much information. Unfortunately, the day we went was very rainy and windy, and due to the stormy conditions they were not giving tours of the Coast Guard vessel Odinn. I would have loved to take a tour. The museum itself...More

Thank 1987porsche944
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great history of the fishing industry in Iceland. Many models of different boats and display of life at home for fishing families. My husband enjoyed the tour of the coast guard vessel Odinn. Small museum easily view in a few hours. Odinn tours are scheduled...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 1 week ago

"In Cod we Trust" is stenciled on a stair riser. The cheeky proclamation was backed up by excellent exhibits and video tracing Iceland's long maritime tradition.

Thank Jo H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found our visit here helped us to connect with Icelands past which was mostly with the fishing industry. There were great displays, videos to watch about life as a fisherman and many other worthwhile historical exhibits.

Thank Lightw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we only had one hour but recommend a longer stay if possible to do justice to this excellent museum .

Thank 512diannem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Near a harbor in town, a "hop-on-hop-off" bus stop. Spend more than an hour though. Fine movie (a documentary) about Iceland fishing. Lots of well shown stuff about Iceland and the ocean. Worthwhile stop if interested in the water, fishing, or how Icelanders managed to...More

Thank Fancyfreebob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting museum about the important Icelandic fishing industry. Time spent on the Cod wars with England.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Limited displays, but nicley done. They had an extensive display about the "Cod Wars" waged between Iceland and Great Britain. I learned a lot.

Thank GlenLivet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this museum with a bit of trepidation but that dissipated very quickly. This is one of the better museums around. It is well presented and chronicles the history of sea life in the early days especially in relation to fishing. The "Cod Wars" exhibition...More

Thank Bruce S
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22 August 2015|
Response from Fishydiner |
Yes there are toilets on first floor, also in cafe area.