Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Iceland  /  Capital Region  /  Reykjavik  /  Sightseeing  /  Sun Voyager

Sun Voyager, Reykjavik

(4,800+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Reykjavik itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Reykjavik

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Reykjavik by other users

25 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM MEXICO November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Edinburgh & Reykjavik BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM HUNGARY July, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS October, culture, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • It sists on the shoreline and is quite an impressive piece of stainless steel public art. There was little explanation about what it was to commemorate but interesting none the less.  more »
  • An excellent spot to see midnight sun in Reykjavik! We waited for almost midnight to get a glimpse of the midnight sun during summer and our efforts paid off!  more »
  • Worth a stop. The modernistic structure of a Viking Ship is located on the Harbour in suburban Reykjavik. A photographic "kodak" stop.  more »
Google
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • The Sólfarið sculpture (Sun Voyager in english) is positioned on the coast near to the Reykjavik town centre. In good weather it is possible to see some hills/mountains over the other side of the bay. The sculpture is a very unique structure. It is meant to symbolise the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom. If you have time, it is worth a short walk along the coastline.