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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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  • The Sun Voyager statue is probably the most recognized site in Reykjavik. This large stainless steel sculpture by Jan Gunnar Arnasson is an international icon of Iceland. It's in the shape of a... 
    The Sun Voyager statue is probably the most recognized site in Reykjavik. This large stainless steel sculpture by Jan Gunnar Arnasson is an international icon of Iceland. It's in the shape of a...  more »
  • This is one sight I always return to when in Reykjavik. It's a stunning piece and the situation is great. 
    This is one sight I always return to when in Reykjavik. It's a stunning piece and the situation is great.  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.
  • 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.

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