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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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  • Right on the harbour. Beautiful sculpture. Very easy to find and beautiful backdrop across the harbour. 
    Right on the harbour. Beautiful sculpture. Very easy to find and beautiful backdrop across the harbour.  more »
  • A very iconic Icelandic art work, overlooking the harbour, especially in the snow and with Northern Lights behind it. We’ll worth a visit. 
    A very iconic Icelandic art work, overlooking the harbour, especially in the snow and with Northern Lights behind it. We’ll worth a visit.  more »
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  • The Sun Voyager at sunrise on a clear Reykjavik morning is a marvelously colorful treat. With the mountains framing the bay and the reflection of the blue sky and orange light, it’s a sight to behold as you walk along the shore to start the day. The wind is brisk here, but there were plenty of people walking, biking, and riding scooters along the paved walkway, while commuters made their way to work.
  • While it's a pretty simple steel structure/sculpture, it's perfectly placed along the sea front walk and I would definitely recommend you stop and take it in for a few minutes. The weather wasn't great the day I visited but I imagine the ambiance changes with the weather, sunlight and time of day you're there. Simply stunning backdrop of the North Atlantic and hills beyond too and only a few minutes brisk walk from the town centre.

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