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
The Sun Voyager is a well-known sculpture that is interesting in itself, but what makes it far more interesting is the walk along the harbor to get to it and the view of the harbor and of Mount Esja..... more »
On my recent trip to Iceland, I visited the Sun Voyager sculpture. This was one of my must-do activities and it did not disappoint. As I did not rent a car, I walked from Hallgrimskirkja to the... more »
Sun Voyager seems to be an Icelandic icon, so we walked down to the bay to see it. We got there in the late afternoon and the sculpture was impressive. It wasn't very crowded when we were there, but we did have to wait a few minutes to get good pictures. It is very close to the civic center, so you can see it and then walk down there and go through the gift shops or even see a show.
This thing was way cooler than I thought it was going to be. Constructed so well and it's quite beautiful. The background it's set in is of course stunning.
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