Sun Voyager

Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Reykjavík is adorned with fascinating sculptures, but it’s Jón Gunnar Árnason’s shiplike Sun Voyager (Sólfar) sculpture that seems to catch visitors’ imaginations. Scooping in a skeletal arc along the seaside, it offers a photo shoot with snowcapped mountains in the distance.

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Nearby Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur attractions

1. Listamenn


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2. Culture House


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3. Árnarhóll

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4. Harpa

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7. Leifur Eiríksson Statue

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8. Tales from Iceland

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