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The Sun Voyager or Sólfar is an iconic sculpture facing Mount Esja on the North Atlantic shore in Reykjavik. Created by Jón Gunnar Árnason in 1987-'90, the stainless steel sculpture is located on a circular stone platform on a headland (Jónsnes or Jón’s Peninsula) off Sæbraut road. Vaguely resembling a Viking ship, the 18 metre long structure is believed to represent a dreamboat, an ode to the sun symbolizing light, hope, freedom and magic, containing the promise of undiscovered territory.



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 Sculpture & Shore Walk, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

The Sun Voyager and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile

Harpa(0.6 km)
Designed by visual artist Olafur Eliasson and Henning Larsen Architects, the Harpa is a breathtaking concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík that is home to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera.

Einar Jonsson Museum

Einar Jonsson Museum(0.7 km)
Located atop the Skolavorduhaed hill in Reykjavik, the Einar Jonsson Museum showcases the complete collection of works by the eponymous Icelandic sculptor.


Hallgrimskirkja(0.7 km)
The iconic Hallgrímskirkja is the largest church in Iceland and one of the tallest structures in the country, soaring 73 metres high.

Hofdi House

Hofdi House(0.8 km)
Originally built for French consul Jean-Paul Brillouin in 1909, the Höfði House is now the official reception venue of the City Council.


Domkirkjan(0.8 km)
The Domkirkjan or Reykjavík Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Iceland.

Volcano House

Volcano House(1 km)
The Volcano House in Reykjavík explores the geological history and systems of Iceland, one of the most volcanically active regions in the world due to its location on the mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Settlement Exhibition

Settlement Exhibition(1 km)
The Settlement Exhibition 871±2 in Reykjavík is centered around the archaeological excavation at Aðalstræti which uncovered the ruins of one of the first houses in Iceland dating back to circa 930-1000.

Reykjavik City Hall

Reykjavik City Hall(1 km)
Situated on the northern shore of Lake Tjörnin in central Reykjavik, the City Hall is the seat of the city's Mayor and other executive officials.

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