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“Sun Voyager” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Solfar (Sun Voyager) Sculpture

Solfar (Sun Voyager) Sculpture
Saebraut, Reykjavik reykjavik, Iceland (Miõborg)
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Ranked #4 of 151 things to do in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Sun Voyager”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Iconic sculpture on Reykjavik's harbourfront. Always a great spot for photos, especially on a clear day when you can see the mountains across the water.

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“Interesting installation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Nice place to stop and take pictures in an otherwise architecturally dull town. The boat is certainly a great looking piece of art and a connection with the town's history and legends.

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“Solfar Sculpture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Situated along the main harbour. Worth a visit if you are taking a walk. Great sculpture of a viking ship.

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“Beautiful on a sunny day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Was here twice....once on a rainy day and then came back for photos on a sunny day! Very pretty spot right on the water, and a real landmark in Reykjavik

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“A cultural reference in more ways than one?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

It's a nice sculpture. Not sure it needs its own Tripadvisor page though... I first thought it was a replica whale skeleton (with artistic licence) and I'm not sure it isn't also meant to represent the (short) history of whaling here and/or the natural history of whales in this part of the world. It is a long boat; but look at it when the polished surface beneath it is wet and the reflection turns it into a rib cage! I like to think of this sculpture as a comment on Viking past and the amazing whales who have populated the local Icelandic seas for thousands of years.

You can get some nice shots with a decent lens on a cloudy, wet day (likely) with sea, mountains and misty clouds behind it.

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