Sun Voyager, Reykjavik

4.3
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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  • Not too many tourists in a Tuesday at 9pm. There is still sunlight at this time and you can get great photos  more »
  • It’s really an iconic symbol of Reykjavík this statue. The place where it is located ha been a great choice for the background: it really matches well making a visit even more attractive  more »
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  • The sculpture, alone, is striking, but the setting... the bay immediately behind and mountains in the far background... make this an exceptional Reykjavik landmark that absolutely shouldn't be missed. The beauty changes depending upon season and time of day, so it's worth repeat visits if you have time. Truly an Icelandic treasure!
  • Beautiful sculpture of a Viking ship next to the bay. This is one of those things that may look awesome in pictures, but seeing it up close with the scenery surrounding it makes it that much more amazing. If you have the time, walk this area that also leads to the Harpa concert hall. It’s a beautiful walk.
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