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Solfar (Sun Voyager) Sculpture
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Reykjavik City Walking Tour
Ranked #32 of 179 things to do in Reykjavik
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Our final night in Reykjavik, a city we loved, my wife and I walked from our rental apartment on Vesturgata the mile or so on the harbor walkway over to the Sun Voyager sculpture, which we didn't want to miss. It was plenty atmospheric--an overcast night, light mist falling, the ships in the harbor and the lights of Harpa and the buildings along the shoreline close to us, all of them against the north Atlantic. We got to the sculpture about 10:30 p.m. and were the only ones there, a few cars on Sæbraut occasionally passing. The sculpture, a kind of skeleton of a large Viking boat, movingly evokes the seafaring life of Icelanders past and present. That evening immediately became a treasured memory.

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

There is a walking path along the harbor and this sculpture is a nice stopping point along the way. Best in late afternoon or near sunset.

Thank kmueller26
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Very pretty sculpture, right on the harbor. Often when taking pictures of it one catches ships in the background. The sculpture is simple, and sparse with clean lines yet it portrays its image of a viking ship very well.

Thank Eidi M
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

As I say, nothing special...rather spend the time going to some of the wonderful museums Reykjavik has, the Harpa or a stroll down the center

Thank Thorrgal
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is a beautiful sculpture to stop by if you stroll the path up Saebraut. With the mountains and ocean in the background, you will have many opportunities for beautiful photos. There tend to be a lot of people here, so try to go early if you want a photo that doesn't have a lot of random people in the background. There are some other nice sculptures along this path, and if you are walking toward the center of Reykjavik, it is also right on the way to Harpa and the flea market.

Thank Christina C
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