The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson

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  • Address: LeifurEiríksson, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Reykjavik
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The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson - Review

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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  • 3.13% of people who visit Reykjavik include The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson in their plan

  • 44.63% of people start their The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

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

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The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson, Reykjavik Reviews

  • 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.

  • Impressive statue of the Norse explorer, residing just in front of the magnificent Hallgrimskirkja cathedral, a short walk from Reykjavik’s main high street Laugavegur. Fantastic photo opportunity.

  • Big statue of the man. Of interest though it was featured on The Simpsons. Very popular tourist attraction in the centre of the city.

  • A beautiful landmark, worth seeing day or night, but the night provides an extra air of importance and impressiveness.

  • Leif Erickson was a pretty amazing dude and I like this statue way more than the one in Boston. Overall, five out of five stars, but I am a history buff. If you don't love history - or people like Leif Erickson - don't bother.

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