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Address: Sigtun, Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 553 2155
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Description: Asmundarsafn is the former home and workshop of the sculptor Asmundur...
Asmundarsafn is the former home and workshop of the sculptor Asmundur Sveinsson, who designed and mostly constructed this building himself in Laugardalur. The museum served to preserve his work and life, and displays the largest collection of his sculptures both inside and outside the building. Asmundur's art greatly reflects his lifelong interest in the Icelandic sagas, folk tales and classical mythology.
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Small and interesting location near Laugardalur Park

I was intrigued by the fact that the artist designed and built this house by himself. I stopped in right after walking through the botanical garden and Laugardalur Park. It's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2014
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West Bloomfield, Michigan

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We walked to this museum from the centre of Reykjavik - it took about 20-25 minutes. The museum is dedicated to Ásmundur Sveinsson and his work - the building is amazing, the sculptures are beautiful and wouldn't look out of place in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My tour bus stopped here very briefly. I got off, waded through a foot of snow into the garden, saw one hideous sculpture (the seated woman holding her legs apart, if anyone is interested), got back on the bus. Not my cup of tea at all.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Beautiful house and sculpture garden. I found this place quite by accident. I was looking for the ice rink and was walking from the Hilton Nordica in the snow in the direction of the ice rink when I stumbled (literally) on some sculptures in a garden. The museum is dedicated to the works Ásmundur Sveinsson The house was Sveinsson's home... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Having walked from the city centre we found about ten large sculptures outside which although not to my taste were interesting, this looked promising for inside so we duly paid our 2600 cr. about £16 just inside the entrance there is what looks like a workshop area with few smaller sculptures, up the stairs to the dome and .... nothing...... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Beautiful building (where the artist lived) and amazing sculptures. There are sculptures inside the building and also around it in open air. The building itself is a delight to see. I highly recommend this place.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This museum is dedicated to the work of one artist: Einar Jonsson. The building is very modern looking and so is the art. There are some sculptures outside. Inside there are two rooms of sculptures. I took photos and read the descriptions of each one but to me the work was all very similar. I don’t know much about sculpture... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We almost didn't make it out to this branch of the three-part Reykjavik Art Museum. This location required a bus transfer and looked far away on our tourist map. On the other hand, my 10 year old son really loves modern sculpture, so we bravely explored a little further on the bus system, walked through a very suburban neighborhood, and... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was intrigued by the fact that the artist designed and built this house by himself. I stopped in right after walking through the botanical garden and Laugardalur Park. It's surprisingly close, and I had the Welcome card, so why not? There are many sculptures outside around the building, so be sure to see those. The building itself is interesting.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went with the Welcome Pass and it was so great!!!! I fell in love with the design and lines of the pieces. Very unique! Staff was very friendly and they had free tea and coffee waiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A beautiful house and museum. Originally the house of a famous Icelandic sculpture, the design of the house is quite unique, with the white color dominating everything. The house's garden features several big statues by the artist, some made of stone, others from metal. Some provocative, while others more moderate. Entrance is free with the Reykjavik card, 12US$ otherwise. But... More 

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Address: Address: Sigtun, Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 553 2155
Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik

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