Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), Reykjavik

Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Art Museum
Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) houses artworks by Iceland's first major sculptor, and the artist's penthouse apartment is preserved in its original condition. Jónsson offered all of his works as a gift to the Icelandic people in 1909, and the museum was built soon after, following the artist's design. The main gallery is filled with fantastical sculptures of Vikings and mythical heroes. The sculpture garden with bronze casts of the artist's works was formally opened in 1984. Look for the peculiar ring of stones between the office and museum buildings, put down by the sculptor himself. The museum shop sells plaster casts and postcards of exhibited works, as well as books about Jónsson's life and art. Use our Reykjavik day trip website to visit Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) on your trip to Reykjavik, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A peceful garden setting where one can sit and enjoy the very interesting sculptors. It is very close to Hallgrims Church and the walking street with shops and nice restaurants.  more »
  • We wandered through an open garden gate opposite the Cathedral to look at a garden full of beautiful and evocative sculptures - a wonderful experience. We were told that the adjoining building was a.....  more »
  • This sculpture garden and museum is steps away from the landmark Hallgrimskirkja church. It's filled with interesting, thought provoking art. The garden is calm and secluded from the outside noise.....  more »
  • One of the hidden treasures in Reykjavik! Totally worth seeing
  • Wonderful Art Deco sculpture in an interesting house
  • Very friendly place and nice sculptures are inside, just imazing how many details they have. You could spend a lot of time watching everything. Especially the house have interesting history.
  • Pleasantly surprised, especially with the sculpture garden. Totally enjoyed beautiful bronze performances.
  • It's a top class sculpture museum. I really admire him. For me He is like Gustav Vigeland and Bertold Thorvaldsen. If you're into art, highly recommend you to visit this museum and its garden 🤗👍

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