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Sun Voyager, Reykjavik

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Monument Tourist Spot
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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  • One of the many sculpture you will come across walking along the harbour. Best of all after visiting the sculpture your a short stroll from some of the best Florentine cookies you can eat from Bernhof...  more »
  • We came across this on our walk along the waterfront. It's a nice modern sculpture and is a good photo opportunity. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it but if you're walking by it's a nice stop  more »
  • We took a day to walk most of the streets and had to stop by the Solfar sculpture. It is a beautiful sculpture and the backdrop is stunning. Not too far from shops and the Opera house.  more »
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  • Great place to go for a walk too. Nice views over towards Esja. If you go here for the sunset be aware that there will be lots of photographers trying to get "that shot" so you might get asked to not stand next to the monument! hahah! Enjoy it and watch as the sun goes down and catches the polished metal beautifully.
  • Writing this more for the shore walk than explicitly the sculpture, though it's evocative of the setting. Chilly April evening making our way to the Opera House with its light show among a few other pedestrians and roller skaters, we stopped here for the obligatory photo. Get out of the hotel or tour bus and let the wind give you a sense of the place. Recommended
  • An awesome sculpture. Set against the backdrop of Reykjavik Bay and the snow capped hills opposite. A great place for thoughts and reflection!
  • It has a beautiful view..within few minutes walk you can get to Harpa, or just keep walking along the shore. It used to be a port but now it is a touristic destination.
  • Fantastic spot, just close enough to Harpa and the downtown to be able to walk there and enjoying a bountiful view of the ocean, mountains, harbor, Harpa and other sites. The cost line just attracts you to walk further and you end up having one of the best stroll around there is.

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Where to stay in Reykjavik

In this highly walkable capital, many of Reykjavik's hotels and guesthouses offer close proximity to the city's popular attractions, bars, and restaurants. The waterfront offers an exciting dose of activity. Although Reykjavik provides plenty of accommodations to its flocks of visitors, there is a dearth of budget options in the city. Price-conscious visitors should consider staying in a hostel, with both private and dorm rooms available, or a nearby campsite. Although the campground is not as centrally located as some hotels, guests are better positioned to take advantage of the natural surroundings.
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