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 Travel Tips
- Check out the museum shop and the museum cafe.
Entrance Ticket Details For Vikin Maritime Museum
- 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
- Grandagardur, Myrargata, Grunnslod bus stations
- By Car or take a Taxi
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14.99% 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
79.09% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Vikin Maritime Museum