Víkin Maritime Museum

Víkin Maritime Museum information

Reykjavík , Iceland
Grandagarður 8
+354 517 9400
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adult/child Ikr1200/free
Opening hours
10am-5pm Jun–mid-Sep, 11am-5pm Tue-Sun mid-Sep–May
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Based appropriately in a former fish-freezing plant, this small museum celebrates the country’s seafaring heritage, focusing on the trawlers that transformed Iceland’s economy. Your ticket also allows you aboard coastguard ship Óðínn by guided tour (11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, reduced hours during winter, closed January and February). The boat is a veteran of the 1970s Cod Wars, when British and Icelandic fishermen came to blows over fishing rights in the North Atlantic.

The on-site cafe offers relaxing views of the boat-filled harbour, and has a great sunny-weather terrace. The museum is planning a facelift by 2016, at which point it may close for renovations.