Reykjavík Maritime Museum

The Reykjavík Maritime Museum is housed in a newly renovated former fish factory. Located by Reykjavík's old harbour, a pleasant stroll from the city centre.

The museum's varied exhibitions show the development of the Icelandic fish industry and coast culture through the years.

The Coast Guard Ship Óðinn (probably Iceland's largest historical relic!) is docked next to the museum. Óðinn served in all three Cod Wars during the last century and played an important role in rescue work at sea. Other ships of historical significance, such as Iceland's first steel ship Magni, lie by the museum docks for guests to explore. Guided tours daily at 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00.

A message from the staff

"We are working to make the Reykjavík Maritime Museum a better museum by renewing our exhibitions. This will take some time which means that there will be no exhibitions in the period December 2017 - February 2018.

However, the museum shop and Coast Guard vessel will be open December 1-23, with daily guide tours on Óðinn at 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00. The new museum restaurant Messinn will be open the whole time.

A new temporary under water exhibition will open in March and a new permanent exhibition will open in June 2018.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause."