Sun Voyager Sculpture, Reykjavik

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Address: Sculpture & Shore Walk, Reykjavik, Iceland

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About Sun Voyager Sculpture, Reykjavik

Facing the splendid mount Esja is this landmark as designed and created by Jon Gunnar Arnason. This sleek structure resembles a Viking ship and was made in honour of the Viking voyages thereby was named ‘Solfar’ or Sun Voyager.

It sits amidst the vast Atlantic ocean and has happily made to almost every other postcard from Iceland! The spot is ideal for a jog a stroll or to just sit and see the sun set. It also makes to the ut-most romantic spots in Iceland with the gleaming water of the ocean and beautiful snow-capped mountains at the back–a perfect sight for that selfie!

Sun Voyager Sculpture Information

  • An extremely picturesque location.

How To reach Sun Voyager Sculpture by Public Transport

  • Nearby bus station: Harpa

Restaurants Near Sun Voyager Sculpture

  • Aktu-Taktu
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Kryddlegin Hjortu

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Sun Voyager Sculpture, Reykjavik Reviews

  • I did a 2 hours morning walk (7.30am , still dark on 23December 2017, before I left Iceland after a four days brief visit on packaged holidays) around the Coast, Harpa and old jetty The Sun Voyager stands out despite the lack of sunlight! It’s a fine piece of creation to tell the story of Iceland. There is also another interesting piece of rock work close by that looks like two bears from certain angle. I hope someone can shade some light as it was still dark. There are some other pieces of work as I walked along. To me, it is always refreshing wherever there is sea water!

  • One of the main tourist attractions in Reykjavik. Whilst it is a extremely beautiful location a lot of tourists are in this area so it can be hard to get a decent photograph. From here you can see a very scenic mountainous landscape around Reykjavik.

  • We visited here during our stay. It's a beautiful monument, and free to look at! It was slightly crowded when we arrived but the crowds thinned and we managed to get a good few pictures. Be careful on the steps if it is snowy or icy, I slipped a couple of times.

  • I walked along the shore as the sun was setting and it was incredible to see the rays reflected off the sculpture. The area has some nice seating spots so if you want to take in the view there are places to sit. It was rush hour time and I was in no rush so I didn't mind waiting for the traffic to die down.

  • Cool landmark to go see. It's a quick walk from downtown. It can be cold if it's windy. I'd go at different times to try and avoid tourist traffic there.

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