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 Sun Voyager and other Reykjavik attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • An absolutely fabulous statue/ art installation on the coast walk around Reykjavik harbour. A must see!  more »
  • this people do know how to live, stay warm, cathing all the light they can. But they're definitely not into monuments. What's that? People take pics, seflies (!) and seem to enjoy this place...but you...  more »
  • stopped here while walking along the waterway - great photo op and gorgeous sculpture - seemed very symbolic of the culture  more »
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  • Spent most of the day walking about Reykjavik on a transatlantic stopover. Iceland air lets you stay up to seven days without affecting your airfare price. Wandered about finding all kinds of cool stuff. The sculpture is amazing, and maybe even more so was the neat little geocache box just a few metres away down the walkway with the inscription: "In a crevice among some large rocks by the Atlantic Ocean in Reykjavik.". You should try and find it...
  • I did a 2 hours morning walk (7.30am , still dark on 23December 2017, before I left Iceland after a four days brief visit on packaged holidays) around the Coast, Harpa and old jetty The Sun Voyager stands out despite the lack of sunlight! It’s a fine piece of creation to tell the story of Iceland. There is also another interesting piece of rock work close by that looks like two bears from certain angle. I hope someone can shade some light as it was still dark. There are some other pieces of work as I walked along. To me, it is always refreshing wherever there is sea water!
  • Really beautiful sculpture. The day was gray, so I'd love to see it with a prettier sky, but would recommend you go no matter what the day is like.
  • The Sun Voyager; A very beautiful sculpture located at Sæbraut. Sometimes is over populated by tourist and this may cause annoyance if you are considering to take a photo but you may get unforgettable sunset view if you are lucky during your visits. Thanks to Jón Gunnar
  • Sólfarið, translated into English as 'The Sun Voyager' is a massive, stainless-steel sculpture of a boat by Jón Gunnar Árnason, set on granite beside the sea, (Sæbraut). Sun Voyager is described as a dreamboat, or an ode to the sun. The artist intended it to convey the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom. It displays a particular dominance on the sæbraut, and is a main feature on the walkway, which also encompasses some of the most stunning views of Iceland beyond the Reykjavik peninsula.
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