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. Our Reykjavik journey planner makes visiting Reykjavik and other {2} attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Visit at different times of day to really appreciate the beauty of this sculpture. Close to the Harpa Music Hall, stroll around the old harbor and enjoy a local restaurant too.  more »
  • A very nice sculpture with a really nice view. Definitely worth stopping by and then continuing to walk along the promenade  more »
  • The weather was a bit inhospitable when we visited, but worth the time! Right on the city waterfront.  more »
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  • Sun Voyager seems to be an Icelandic icon, so we walked down to the bay to see it. We got there in the late afternoon and the sculpture was impressive. It wasn't very crowded when we were there, but we did have to wait a few minutes to get good pictures. It is very close to the civic center, so you can see it and then walk down there and go through the gift shops or even see a show.
  • This thing was way cooler than I thought it was going to be. Constructed so well and it's quite beautiful. The background it's set in is of course stunning.
  • This art looks much better in the sunlight. It is situated on a beautiful spot so you can see other volcanic islands surrounding the Reykjavik. Not far from voyager, you have a cultural center and whales museum.
  • What a beautiful sculpture, you can tell a lot of passion & patience went into this. Stop by, it has a great view of the bay in the back ground. Looks great first thing in the morning, sitting in front of it studying the workmanship. Spectacular, hats off to the artist.
  • Crowded during peak hours, so it might be hard to get a clean pic without masses of people here. But definitely worth seeing. Next to an amazing beach with smooth black rocks for some rock stacking.
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