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  • Address: Sæbraut, Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland 101, Iceland

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Solfar Sun Voyager Tours

The Solfar, or the Sun Voyager, is a well-known sculpture in Reykjavik. It was created by Jon Gunnar Arnason who came up with the concept in the late 1980s. It was his entry into a competition for an outdoor sculpture to honor the 200th anniversary of the city of Reykjavik, and his sculpture won. The full scale version was unveiled in 1990, unfortunately after the artist's death. The sculpture is made of stainless steel and sits on a circle of granite slabs. 

A common misconception of the sculpture is that it represents a Viking ship. However, the original intent of the Sun Voyager was that of a dream boat honoring the sun and symbolizing light and hope. It sits by the city's waterfront and faces Mt Esja, making for a great photo opportunity, and it is a popular spot to visit at night during the summer to enjoy the midnight sun.

Practical Info

The Solfar Sun Voyager sculpture is located on Sæbraut along the Sculpture and Shore Walk southeast of the Reykjavik Concert Hall. It can be reached using several bus routes: 1, 3, 6, 11, 12, 13.

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Reykjavik City Walking Tour

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Explore the history and culture of the Icelandic capital on this 2.5-hour Reykjavik walking tour. Follow a guide through the streets of Reykjavik and take in ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $69.39
Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise, Reykjavik, Walking Tours
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Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise

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Zoom around the Icelandic waters aboard a custom designed RIB speed-boat , and enjoy close-up views of whales, dolphins, puffins and more. The small yet ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $144.75

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