Sun Voyager, Reykjavik

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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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  • Very busy at this location so be quick to get your photos taken . very cool sculpture to have a few holiday pics off. I would have love a miniature of this for my home but did not see any in shops  more »
  • This sculpture is a short walk from Harpa along the waterfront and should not be missed. The effect of the light is different depending on which time of day you go. You can shift your view to get the ...  more »
  • Beautiful work modern and traditional at the same time... Tribute to the brave Vikings and their Longships...
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  • I did a 2 hours morning walk (7.30am , still dark on 23December 2017, before I left Iceland after a four days brief visit on packaged holidays) around the Coast, Harpa and old jetty The Sun Voyager stands out despite the lack of sunlight! It’s a fine piece of creation to tell the story of Iceland. There is also another interesting piece of rock work close by that looks like two bears from certain angle. I hope someone can shade some light as it was still dark. There are some other pieces of work as I walked along. To me, it is always refreshing wherever there is sea water!
  • A must see. Beautiful both in the day and night. Quieter at night and you can see the lights from boats and areas in the distance. Where my fiance proposed ❤️
  • Such a picturesque location. Definitely one of the must see views in Reykjavík. Walk along the harbor front to this spot for a breathtaking view of the mountains across the bay. It is usually VERY windy, so don’t bring any items (umbrella, or accessories) that could catch the breeze.
  • It's unspectacular on first sight, but you should stop here and take a closer look. It's impressive on both day and night. This stainless steel sculpture sits in front of an impressive view
  • One of the main tourist attractions in Reykjavik. Whilst it is a extremely beautiful location a lot of tourists are in this area so it can be hard to get a decent photograph. From here you can see a very scenic mountainous landscape around Reykjavik.
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