The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson, Reykjavik
The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson, Reykjavik - Address
Address: LeifurEiríksson, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
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About The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson, Reykjavik
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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Pretty cool statue of Leifur Eiriksson in front of Hallgrimskirkja.
Hotel opposite the famous Hallgrímskirkja church. Old rooms, no lift. Not accesible if depending on a wheelchair. We stayed in a building in a side street, not in the main building.
I'd learned about Leif Eriksson at primary school so I was really interested to see where he had come from and the monument to him.
Very bad-ass statue in front of the church. The USA gifted the statue because Iceland celebrated it's 1000 year old parlement.
We came across the statue while wondering around Reykjavik on our first day in the country. Wheat we were really interested in was the church, but as we were walking past the statue anyway, it was worth a look. A short walk north down the hill will also tak you to the coastline with lovely views of hills (If it isn't too cloudy). There is also a waffle van nearby it you are feeling peckish!