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Reykjavík Maritime Museum

How the ocean formed a nation

A harbour museum exploring Iceland’s dramatic relationship with the sea.

The survival of the Icelandic nation depended on generations of brave fishermen heading into the unknown. Over the centuries, traditional methods of catching and working with fish transformed into a science that helped create and maintain a modern society.

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 Óðinn, a 900-ton coastguard ship with its own stories to tell.

Reykjavík Maritime Museum is part of Reykjavík City Museum – one museum in five unique places.

Grandagarður 8, 101 Reykjavík
+354 411 6300


Daily 10-17


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