The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson, Reykjavik

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Address: LeifurEiríksson, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Reykjavik

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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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  • This statue of the explorer Leif Erickson is positioned in front of the massive Hallgrimskirkja church. The church (background in the photograph) was designed to resemble the prismatic columnar basalt landscape of volcanic origin outside Reykjavik.

  • 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.

  • Pretty cool statue of Leifur Eiriksson in front of Hallgrimskirkja.

  • 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.

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