Maritime Museum, Reykjavík

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  • ROUGH SEAS
    ROUGH SEAS
    by davidjo
  • On board he Coast Guard Vessel Óðinn.
    On board he Coast Guard Vessel Óðinn.
    by Regina1965
  • On board he Coast Guard Vessel Óðinn.
    On board he Coast Guard Vessel Óðinn.
    by Regina1965
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    BROSTUR NJALSSON EXHIBITION @ MARITIME MUSEUM

    by davidjo Written Jul 21, 2015

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    Brostur Njalsson exhibits some wonderful photographs of life at sea in the Maritime Museum. The three in the photo were part of a series of this particular ship in rough seas. As the text says only an expert who has lived a life at sea can explain the unique insight of life on board a trawler at sea. His exhibition is called "ROUGH SEAS" but i am afraid i don't know if this is a temporary pr permanent exhibition.

    ROUGH SEAS ROUGH SEAS ROUGH SEAS THE EXHIBITION
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    MARITIME MUSEUM PART 3

    by davidjo Written Jul 21, 2015

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    Once the fishing was finished and the boats arrived with the latest catch the work was not over,it had just started as the fish had to be cut in strips and dried, nets had to be repaired, normally by the women, boats had to be washed down and repairs made for the next trip. You will plenty of information regarding the life of the fisherman and his family at the museum

    women repairing the nets
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    MARITIME MUSEUM PART 2

    by davidjo Written Jul 21, 2015

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    There is a wonderful exhibition of the types of boats that were used in the fishing industry as well as a life-sized cabin where the fishermen used to live while spending days at sea.While in Reykjavik put this on your "MUST VISIT" list.

    old fishing boat model of a ship living conditions in the cabin models of fishing boats
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    NOT TO BE MISSED ---MARITIME MUSEUM

    by davidjo Written Jul 21, 2015

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    Located by the east side of the Old Harbour i found this museum to be the most interesting in Reykjavik and informs us of the hardships of being involved in the fishing industry. Many fishermen lost their lives trying to earn a living. The exhibits are amazing and includes boats, fishing material, engines, and reconstructed shacks of where the fisherman's wife helped out by making and repairing nets.

    the Maritime Museum 8 ton engine from 1922 ship SIGRUDUR disasters at sea Disasters at sea fishing techniques
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    The Coast Guard Vessel Óðinn.

    by Regina1965 Updated Feb 8, 2014

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    One of our Coast guard vessels has now been given to The Maritime museum in Reykjavík and is open to visitors. She is located by the pier next to the museum.

    Óðinn took part in all three so called Cod Wars, when the English and Icelanders battled on sea in the twentieth century, when Icelanders expanded their fishing limits (first 12 nautical miles, then 50 n.m. and is now 200 n.m.) . Óðinn also served as one of the ships in the Coast Guard, guarding our fishing limits and took part in difficult rescue and service tasks on sea and around the coast of Iceland.

    Óðinn also served as an icebreaker for ships carrying essentials to remote ports in Iceland and sometimes the essentials were carried from the ships to Óðinn and she carried it the last miles to the ports in need of essentials. Óðinn is a big part of Iceland´s history and dear to us Icelanders. A diamond in Iceland´s history. Do pay her a visit as well while visiting the Maritime Museum.

    Óðinn has remained almost unchanged since she was built in 1960. It is believed that her engines, which are from Burmeister & Wein are the only ones in the world which are still in use.

    In December and Januar Óðinn is only open to guided groups. You can order a guide from the museum with at least 2 hours' notice.

    Admission fee to the museum is ISK 1.300. Admittance fee to Óðinn alone is ISK 1.100, but ISK 1.900 if you visit both The Maritime Museum and Óðinn. Groups of 10 or more people get ca 40% discount. And admission is free for children under 18.

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    The Maritime Museum at Grandi.

    by Regina1965 Updated Feb 8, 2014

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    The Maritime Museum is such a fantastic museum on one of Iceland´s main industries, the fishing industry, which has kept Icelanders alive and Iceland inhabitable throughout the centuries. It displays the history of fishing on sea and land.

    I have been there a couple of times and the first time I was taken aback at how well this museum is made. There is a lot of dried fish on display in one area so if you are allergic to fish better not go there, I am and had to get out of there in a hurry. I visited again a couple of years later and was fine.

    Do pay it a visit if you are ever in Reykjavík.

    One of our Coast guard vessels has now been given to The Maritime museum in Reykjavík and is open to visitors. She is located by the pier next to the museum.

    Opening hours are weekdays 11-17 and weekends 13-17h (Mondays closed).

    Admission fee to the museum is ISK 1.300. Admittance fee to Óðinn alone is ISK 1.100, but ISK 1.900 if you visit both The Maritime Museum and Óðinn. Groups of 10 or more people get ca 40% discount. And admission is free for children under 18.

    There is another ntrance to the museum on the east side and have added an outdoor café there which is said to be shielded from the Icelandic wind.

    The Maritime Museum V��kin - entrance from the west

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    Maritime Museum

    by albert34 Written Jul 1, 2009

    Fishing is and above all was very important for Iceland.I found it amazing that the word baccalao for cod is like the spanish bacalao.That means perhaps a great export of this fish to Spain and Portugal in the last centuries.

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