Sun Voyager, Reykjavik

4.4
Must see · 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. 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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  • Stunning landmark art with beautiful views of Reykjavík bay and mountains beyond. Looks different with time of day.  more »
  • My sister and I were just were strolling along and noticed this structure. It's odd looking but intriguing at the same time.  more »
  • Worth the walk along the waterfront to get to see this as well. A few people around when we saw this , but not too many that we couldnt get the photo. Not far from the old town and the town hall...  more »
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  • It was a cool experience to finally see this in person. Unfortunately, I had limited time in Reykjavik itself so I only had the chance to see it at night instead of glorious daylight. However, I did get lucky with the full moon! There's not really more to it and the city is full of other things to do, but neat if you happen to be nearby.
  • Amazing sculpture and an amazing background. Be careful not to slip, the floor around the sculpture is very slick even with snow boots. It is breathtaking and a mandatory stop if you visit Iceland
  • Reykjavík main "attraction" (i dare to say) has it's charm. The curves and lines of this unique master peace together with the amazing sunset (or sunrise) from Iceland are a must see while in the city Enjoy the landscape also behind, great mounts covered in snow will set the perfect scenery
  • Sun Voyager is a piece of public art that I have wanted to see for many, many years. Finally visiting, the day was brisk but beautiful for a stroll around the city, so I knew one destination must be Sun Voyager. I was not disappointed by any part of this sculpture or it’s surroundings. It’s also down the street from Harpa Concert Hall, which is also stunning. Please make time to stroll around and explore the art in this incredible city.
  • Beautiful sculpture and a breathtaking view behind it. Not far from Sea Baron - take a walk down after you have seen the Sun Voyager and get your lobster soup and fish skewers. That will warm you up 👍

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