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Sun Voyager, Reykjavik

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Wander down to the harbor to see Sun Voyager, a massive sculpture of a dreamboat. Designed by Jon Gunnar Arnason in 1990, the stainless steel artwork resembles a Viking ship and is dedicated to the sun. The sculpture is close to shore and offers a view of Mount Esja across the harbor. More art installations dot the shore if you continue to walk along the water, but this sculpture is the highlight. Take a look at our Reykjavik trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Sun Voyager and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Something nice to see while in Iceland. This sculpture/statue sits near the water and it is a great spot to take photos at.  more »
  • This Ode to the Sun is a sculpture with an excellent natural environment. I saw it in the evening and almost no snow and I liked it so much. It is very close to the harp, on the seafront. 10 minutes walk.
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  • Superficially, this piece reminded me of the skeleton of the boat or inverted skeleton of an animal on a background of ocean and mountains in the distance. The design seems simple and inconspicuous, but fits perfectly into the surrounding landscape. At the monument every time a lot of tourists, it is difficult to catch the moment that anyone nearby was not. I will definitely recommend a walk along the promenade and go up to "Solar Traveler", but it's better to do it when the weather is nice. When I first found itself at the sculpture, a strong wind almost bewildered.
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  • Pretty iconic spot in Reykjavik, right by the water. It's an art piece. I imagine on a nice warm day, it'll be pretty amazing to sit down and maybe just enjoy the ocean breeze. We were here early August and early evening. There weren't many people but it was great to just stop and take some photos!
  • This is a beautiful sculpture overlooking the sea, perfectly placed for photographs. Even in wet weather it gave some great opportunities. 100% worth checking out, and there's some seating nearby if the weather is a little less grim as well.
  • If your in the downtown area this is a short walk. We stayed in the city center and this was about a half mile walk. It's a interesting and different structure to see. Also the view from this place is amazing as its on the edge of the bay and as you look across you will see the mountains in the background. It may get crowded at times as when we went the first time there were about 20 people and some people just went up close and didn't move so you couldn't get a picture of just the Sun Voyager alone. There was also a time we went and there was no one around.
  • Very beautiful scenery, in the distance you can also see mountains with the clouds covering them. The HARPA Concert Hall and Conference Center is within walking distance from this attraction
  • Nice walk along the ocean front. I wish there was a plaque telling the symbolism of the statue,the artist, or installation date. Not much in the area unless you walk towards harpa.