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Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar)

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Address: Eiriksgata, Reykjavik, Iceland
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We only visited the sculpture garden. The entrance is free. Sculptures are very well done and nicely arranged. They represent humanoid figures from christian and icelandic sagas... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Wil, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only visited the sculpture garden. The entrance is free. Sculptures are very well done and nicely arranged. They represent humanoid figures from christian and icelandic sagas / fairytales backgrounds, interwoven in each single sculpture. Bewildering ...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the sculptures in the garden. A must see for art lovers or if you just want a break in a quiet area to appreciate some art. The outline of the church outside the museum is pretty cool!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful gallery, apparently the first in Reykjavik to be built as a designated gallery. Jonsson was a very powerful and talented sculptor and painter. There are two floors of his works, as well as a sculpture garden showcasing his bronzes. The top floor was his private apartment, which is also available for viewing. This is a wonderful... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful garden only to be matched by the exhibits inside the museum. Loved learning about this sculptures' and it was but wasn't easy to find. .

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Thank Andrea M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to the Einar Jonsson Museum gives a larger sampling of this important sculptor's work, in addition to the Christ sculpture in the Hallgrimskirkja church next door. We saw the gallery and his apartment upstairs, which has great views of the city and takes you back to early 1900's. Sculpture garden would have been nice, but in February after... More 

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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't visit the Museum because my time was limited. But I did visit the sculpture garden. It's only 3 minutes walking from Hallgrímskirkja and you must know exactly where it is, otherwise you'll miss it. The garden is open all the year round and it's free to the public. There are 26 wonderful statues scattered among tall trees and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

We only saw the outside portion, and it was well worth the visit. The pieces are original, beautiful, and thoughtfully executed.

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Thank SweetD82
Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

The garden behind the museum is one of my favourite places in Reykjavík. It is peaceful and consists of beautiful and unique pieces of art. The artwork is philosophically and spiritually interesting and the sculptor had a great talent. Many of the statues you see around and about in the city are his work. If you decide to enter inside... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

The atmosphere is wonderful. To see the apartment where he and his wife lived it is unbelievable. So many things to see

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Beautiful bronzes in the museum gardens. A very wet day when we visited on a walking tour. Well worth a visit.

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