Icelanders have from the time of settlement depended on fishing. Settlement at Faxaflói Bay was founded on fishing and fish processing. Since the 19th century, the growth of Reykjavik and nearby Hafnarfjörður was largely based on the fisheries, as well as improved living conditions in the 20th century. The fishing industry has been the foundation of prosperity in Iceland.
The role of Vikin-Maritime Museum in Reykjavik is to present a living record of this most dynamic aspect of Iceland's history.
The Maritime Museum's exhibitions reveal the Icelandic maritime history throughout the ages. The main exhibitions illustrate the development from rowing boats to modern trawlers as well as describing trading vessels and routes and the construction of Reykjavik Harbor. Beside the main exhibitions, the museum offers various visiting exhibitions.
- Address: Grandagardur 8
- Postal Code: 101
- City: Reykjavík
- Tel #: +354 517 94 00
- Website: Click here
June 1st - September 15th, Daily 11:00 - 17:00
September 16th - May 13th, Tue - Sun 11:00 - 17:00