Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), Reykjavik

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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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  • we saw this as part of a city tour, but you can go anytime you want. not very big, interesting place for a stroll amongst a good collection of sculptures  more »
  • I had read about this on line its a beautiful sculpture park to visit , the gardens are free ,to wander around and strangely beautiful the detail was fantastic , well worth the visit ,  more »
  • I was very surprised to find open sculpture park close to midnight. Sculptures were highlighted and it created a mysterious atmosphere I was so impressed, that come back next morning. I really like th...  more »
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  • 4 stars b/c I only visited the sculpture garden in the back (open 24 hours) and didn't go in the museum. The work was amazing though I would have liked to go inside for more context. Works are labeled in Icelandic and English.
  • Awesome statues sculptures they have a garden with stuff done by Einar Jónsson and the garden is oðen 24/7
  • If you're in the area it's definitely worth it to wander in and take a look at these trippy sculpture's and it doesn't cost anything! We didn't go into the museum.
  • We only visited the (free) sculpture garden. Open 24 hours. And we loved it. Some very nice sculptures with a lot of symbolism. Sometimes a bit more explanation would have helped but the sculptures are very lovely. If you are at the church this is just next door and should not be missed.
  • Absolutely amazing. Personally I think this is the best tourist attraction in Reykjavik. Undescribably impressive sculptures. You should visit here.
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