The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson

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  • Address: LeifurEiríksson, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Reykjavik
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:15 Mins
  • Tags: Statue, Family And Kids

Standing tall right outside the Hallgrimskirkja cathedral church is the statue of famous Icelandic explorer Leif Eiriksson. Acclaimed in the Sagas of Icelanders for having discovered North America well before Christopher Columbus got lost and ended up there by accident, few historical figures are more important in the mythology of the country. The statue of the Viking was designed by Alexander Stirling Calder, and it was actually a gift to the country from the United States of America in 1930. This is the most famous of Leif’s statues in the country.

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  • The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson Address: LeifurEiríksson, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Reykjavik
  • The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson Timing: 24-hrs
  • The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson Price: Free
  • Best time to visit The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson(preferred time): 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson: 00:15 Mins
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  • 1.5% of people who visit Reykjavik include The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson in their plan

  • 46.15% of people start their The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

50% of people prefer walking in order to reach The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson

People normally club together Hallgrimskirkja and Parliament House while planning their visit to The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Loved the statue. The guy just looks so confident and triumphant! Axe on right hand, sword on left hand side, holding a cross in left hand, head looking up.

  • Lovely statue that stands in front of the large church. The statue is in ode to the person who found Iceland.

  • Great shot of my cousin that our boys in the US gave to Iceland. Looking a little green around the gills however!

  • This fantastic statue definitely enhanced the view of the Hallgrimskirkja giving tourists and visitors something else wonderful to look at before they go inside the towering cathedral. Nice place to sit and hang out watching the city go by.

  • Minimalist historical homage to the discoverer of Vinland (name given by the Vikings to Terranova), crowning the street that leads to Reykjavik's church.

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