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Solfar (Sun Voyager) Sculpture
Ranked #14 of 121 things to do in Reykjavik
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Each time we visit is a different experience all over again. 1st was sunny, then sunset, and snowing! Appreciate the tranquility and serenity just listening to the waves and admiring the view. Stay with Hlemmur Square and walk for ~5 mins!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Lovely sculpture - highly evocative of the seafaring traditions for Iceland and the Northern Germanic culture of going Viking Good photo backdrop

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 931RobS
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

A gift for Reykjavík’s 200th birthday this is a very beautiful sculpture. On the waterfront it allows for some quite stunning photos. No fee, easy to get to (just along from the Opera house) and lit up at night

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank kathinated
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Sólfar sculpture (Sun Voyager) was a winning sculpture from a competition in 1986 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Reykjavík. The sculpture was then built, enlarged and unveiled on 18th August 1990.

The sculpture means dreamboat or ode to the sun - and it’s a beautiful sight to see, especially when viewed when the sun is setting. The sun really glints off the stainless steel model and is quite a sight to be seen. Although it’s not a Viking boat, you can imagine sailing through the northern seas hearing the roar or Vikings and watching the mountains around you.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank shoesandlattes
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We walked passed this on our way to visit the concert hall which was just down the road. It is a striking art form, and has a nice picturesque location, right on the waterfront. I would not go out of my way to visit it, but worth stopping at, if your passing by.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank John B
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