Leifur Eiríksson statue
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Einar Jónsson Museum
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Einar Jónsson Sculpture Garden
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Pricey but central and open late.
Leifur Eiríksson statue information
Gazing proudly into the distance outside Hallgrímskirkja church is a statue of the Viking Leifur Eiríksson, the first European to stumble across America. It was a present from the USA on the 1000th anniversary of the Alþing.