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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Sun Voyager Reviews
Very cool sculpture with a beautiful backdrop. Always nice to have free sites to see. There are replicas in most gift shops if you’re interested in that. During the day the biggest draw back is the amount of people climbing on and around it for pictures. Most people are aware of other people but there are always a few that are oblivious to others.
This is a very interesting sculpture to check out while in town. There are usually tourists climbing around the piece for photos, but people were very understanding as they tried to make sure others had their own chance to get great pictures. The light here on overcast and sunny days is outstanding and I had a meal and an afternoon snack at this location while I visited the city.
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