Vikin Maritime MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Grandagarður 8, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Reykjavik
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +35-44116300
- Ticket Price: 1500 ISK
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids
Vikin Maritime Museum - Review
There is no separating Iceland’s identity from its maritime heritage. Caught between two oceans, the island’s people depended for a long time on the sea to provide them with food and raw materials. This museum in Reykjavik’s harbour is thus dedicated mainly to the fishing heritage of these peoples. It focuses on how fish farming has evolved over the centuries, particularly in the 20th century. Other main exhibits focus on the history of sailing. Another major exhibit though focuses on the rescue vehicle Odinn, which houses an exhibit on the cod wars between the 1950s and 1970s. Check the museum website for details on upcoming events and also for their Christmas Market.
Vikin Maritime Museum Information
- Check out the museum shop and the museum cafe.
Vikin Maritime Museum Ticket Prices
- Museum+Odinn: 2200 ISK
- Free for kids, senior citizens and the disabled.
- Guided tours of Odinn: 1200 ISK
- Groups 10+: 820 ISK for museum or Odinn, 1600 ISK combined
Vikin Maritime Museum Hours
- Guided tours of Coast Guard Vessel Odinn: 1pm, 2pm and 3pm daily.
How To reach Vikin Maritime Museum by Public Transport
- Grandagardur, Myrargata, Grunnslod bus stations
- By Car or take a Taxi
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17.36% of people who visit Reykjavik include Vikin Maritime Museum in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
43.09% of people start their Vikin Maritime Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Vikin Maritime Museum
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Vikin Maritime Museum, Reykjavik Reviews
innovative and very hands-on insight into iceland's maritime history. good section on the cod war. do. NOT miss out on the Oddin coast guard ship tour which is excellent.
Lovely small museum, where you can touch lot of objects and get a good feeling of the life of a seamen. If you have the reykjavik city card, it's definitely worth a visit. I really enjoyed it.
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 sea from one age to the next, with dozens of photographs, artefacts, fishing equipment and machinery carefully displayed alongside gigantic AV screens attempting to portray the awesome scale of the sea and thoughtfully reminding us of the awfulness of the task. Amongst these are chastening displays of the human cost involved, a litany of disasters at sea illustrated by the images and names of those lost in the grim task of feeding a nation. The museum offers a two tier ticket - for a little extra, it’s possible to have a 50 minute tour of the recently decommissioning coastguard vessel, the Óðinn. This offers a fantastic opportunity to recall how Icelanders were able to withstand significant external pressures to protect their main natural resource over a series of “Cod Wars” from the 1950’s into the 1970’s. As a combination, these two installations are excellent and would definitely reward a couple of hours of time spent.
You can get interesting informations about the fishing history in Iceland. The entrance fee is too spicy, like everything in this country.
Good museum on modern icelandic fishing history. I was hoping for some more information on 17th century and prior fishing but there is still alot of information covering the last 200 years