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Sun Voyager, Reykjavik

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web
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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  • The Solfar sculpture is one of the best-known sights of Reykjavik, and makes a great stop for pictures, as you walk along the harbor and enjy the views across the fjord. The sculpture is surprisingly ...  read more »
  • Great sculpture that looks different as it catches the light at different times of year but that is all it is. You'll also see it from the bus as it's on a main road. 
  • This is just a short jaunt off the main drag. It over looks the water and is a beautiful site to stop and snag a few photos! 
  • 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.
  • The Sun Voyager offers a nice walk along the harbour with beautiful views of the harbour and the mountains beyond. The sculpture catches the light and looks great at sunset. This is a great place for an evening stroll.
  • Totally worth of walking. Amazing view and just a great walk. Highly recommend if you want to see something unique.
  • A modern sculpture of what appears to be a viking ship at the edge of the water. One of several scenic viewpoints along a nice coastal walk around the city.
  • An icon of Reykjavik, and rightly so. It's such a lovely sculpture, set looking out into the bay. Beautiful at first or last light especially, and a highlight of the shore walk.
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