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Sun Voyager, Reykjavik

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Must see · Monument · Tourist Spot
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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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  • Wait for the sun to pick out this skeletal longboat overlooking the harbour. It is beautiful in its simplicity. 
    Wait for the sun to pick out this skeletal longboat overlooking the harbour. It is beautiful in its simplicity.  more »
  • Easy to find and set next to the harbour where you get beautiful views of the Icelandic landscape. You don’t need to spend long here and if your not wanting to walk - you can get here on the hop on... 
    Easy to find and set next to the harbour where you get beautiful views of the Icelandic landscape. You don’t need to spend long here and if your not wanting to walk - you can get here on the hop on...  more »
  • The sun voyager is not only an interesting work of art in its own right, but the location directly on the shore of Faxaflói offers great views up and down the coast and across the bay to Esja... 
    The sun voyager is not only an interesting work of art in its own right, but the location directly on the shore of Faxaflói offers great views up and down the coast and across the bay to Esja...  more »
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  • This Sculpture is beautiful and situated in a great location. They have several benches to kick back on and enjoy the view and art. What's great about this spot is its distance from some of the more busy spots in town making it less congested. I visited in the height of the summer and was still able to enjoy while not being crowded.
  • Well. I cannot possibly add anything that someone else already said. Sculpture is a beautiful example of how modern art can show ancient (not that ancient really) times. I recommend going when the sky is clear and visibility at its best. The view from here is beyond amazingly beautiful.
  • It's a sculpture on the sea front. A lot of work went in to making it and it looks great. If you can arrive at sun rise you will see the sun reflecting off the metal. The views across the bay are also worth visiting this location. The biggest problem with it is it attracts lots of people, so if you don't want a picture with people in it you might have to wait a bit.
  • A nicely maintained area around the statue makes getting photos and selfies convenient. There are benches where you can sit and have a rest and look out over the bay. It is right on a very nice walking and biking path that goes along the waterfront. There is no shelter from the sun and wind here however so dress accordingly.
  • Visited May 2022. A place for you to stop, stretch your legs. A quick visit will do. Artsy sculpture against the beautiful mountainous Icelandic backdrop. Was cloudy when we visited but can only imagine how pretty it would be on a clear day.

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