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Coast Guard Vessel Óðinn is secured to the pier next to the museum and is accessible for guests to visit in guided tours Coast Guard Vessel Óðinn is secured to the pier next to the museum and is accessible for guests to visit in guided tours

Renovated Reykjavík Maritime Museum Reopens

The Reykjavík Maritime Museum reopened after renovation with two new exhibitions Fish & people and Melckmeyt 1659.

Fish & people is dedicated to fishing in Iceland and specifically its capital, Reykjavík, in regards to history and culture. On display are artefacts, photos, texts from the latter half of the 19th century to the present day.

Melckmeyt 1659 tells the story of a Dutch merchant vessel that stranded near Flatey. It was 300 years later that divers discovered the shipwreck, and in 2016 archaeologists began to study the ship and its history.

The Reykjavík Maritime Museum is located by the old harbour in Reykjavík, in a building that was originally built as a fish freezing plant. It was founded in the year 2004, and opened its first exhibition in June 2005.