The Einar Jonsson Museum, Reykjavik

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Address: Eiríksgata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Reykjavik

Phone: +35-45513797

Ticket Price: 1000 ISK

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About The Einar Jonsson Museum, Reykjavik

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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The Einar Jonsson Museum, Reykjavik Reviews

  • 4 stars b/c I only visited the sculpture garden in the back (open 24 hours) and didn't go in the museum. The work was amazing though I would have liked to go inside for more context. Works are labeled in Icelandic and English.

  • If you're in the area it's definitely worth it to wander in and take a look at these trippy sculpture's and it doesn't cost anything! We didn't go into the museum.

  • 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.

  • Absolutely amazing. Personally I think this is the best tourist attraction in Reykjavik. Undescribably impressive sculptures. You should visit here.

  • 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

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