Like Sailors? Check out the Maritime Museum!
Visting Iceland without learning something about its maritime tradition is like going to England and ignoring its royalty. Fishing and fish-related industries have been the mainstay of the Icelandic economy for centuries. It is only in the last two generations that the economy has become somewhat more diversified. The most interesting place to learn about the country's fishing traditions is at the Reykjavík Maritime Museum. Opened in the summer of 2005 at the edge of the harbor, the museum is the only one in the country to chronicle various aspects of maritime life from the twentieth century to the present day.