The Einar Jonsson Museum, Reykjavik
About The Einar Jonsson Museum, Reykjavik
The Einar Jonsson Museum, Reykjavik - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Eiríksgata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Ticket Price: 1000 ISK
Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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Einar Jónsson was a celebrated Icelandic sculptor. His works are divided into three distinct categories: public monuments, private commissions, and personal projects. Most of the works found in this museum focus on this third category. The donated it to the city in 1909. In them you’ll see the sculptors spiritual influences and ideologies. He is celebrated for his prolific repertoire, the provocative and disturbed style of his art, and the way he harmonised classical sculpting techniques with his native Icelandic heritage. Even the museum building was built based on his plans and designs. But you don’t necessarily have to enter it to appreciate the man’s works. The garden outside is free to visit, and it’s filled with some of his finest works.
The Einar Jonsson Museum Information
- Contact the museum for group visit details.
The Einar Jonsson Museum Ticket Prices
- Students, disabled and over 67: ISK 500
- Free for under 18.
How To reach The Einar Jonsson Museum by Public Transport
- By Car or take a Taxi
- BSI Bus Station
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Absolutely amazing. Personally I think this is the best tourist attraction in Reykjavik. Undescribably impressive sculptures. You should visit here.
We only visited the (free) sculpture garden. Open 24 hours. And we loved it. Some very nice sculptures with a lot of symbolism. Sometimes a bit more explanation would have helped but the sculptures are very lovely. If you are at the church this is just next door and should not be missed.
My favourite place - great layout, tranquil setting and a wonderful way to explore Einar's work.
An unexpectedly great museum, we only went in as the church was shut and thoroughly enjoyed it, so much so I would recommend it over the church. The works inside are brilliant, eye catching and very clever, an exceptionally talented artist! You also can see the originally lodgings of Jónsson and his wife at the top and also the architecture history of the building in its own right is pretty cool
Amazing place! If you have any appreciation for sculpture go there! It's truly great stuff! The way he is mixing old norse with christian symbolism is awesome!
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