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Reykjavik Maritime Museum


September 3rd 2015

Rough Seas

Þröstur Njálsson, an amateur photographer and fisherman, gives us a unique insight in to life on board Icelandic fishing trawlers in the 21st Century through photographs that could only be captured by a veteran of the seas.

June 3rd 2015

SEAWOMEN - the fishing women of Iceland, past and present


Reykjavík Maritime Museum
Opens June 5th at 17 (5 pm)

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Interesting exhibitions

Fishing has always played a major role in Iceland's history. However, before the superbly equipped modern trawlers appeared, ordinary farmer-fishermen regularly risked their lives in order to feed their families. See the craft and tools they used through the ages in this beautifully appointed maritime museum. Special attraction: the Coast Guard Vessel Óðinn. Welcome aboard!

Temporary exhibition

Temporary exhibitions

At the museum there are various temporary exhibitions every year, all have that in common that they are connected to fishing and the ocean. The main exhibitions rooms for these exhibitions are Hornsílið, Verbúðin and Betri stofan.

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Coast guard vessel Ódinn

Reykjavík Maritime Museum

In an authentic atmosphere, the Museum opens the exiting world of Icelandic fisheries and costal culture

The Coast Guard Vessel Ódinn is an important part of the Maritime Museum as one of the main exhibition.

Guided tours daily at 13, 14 & 15. 

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