Sun Voyager
Sun Voyager
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Created to celebrate the city of Reykjavik's 200th birthday, this "dream boat" sculpture represents hope, progress, and freedom.
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  • Brendan S
    Arlington, Virginia1,690 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Evocative sculpture
    It’s hard not to like a sculpture like this. It’s not representational, but it’s very clear what it is: it’s a Viking boat! There’s a picturesque waterfront backdrop! It’s a cool sculpture that looks like a boat about to go into the water. You’ll want this photo.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 May 2023
  • 1957
    Ottawa, Canada778 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Work of art!
    Part of our tour, we visited this statue monument that represents Reykjavik 200th anniversary, which apparently represents a dream boat sculpture of the Vikings era. This would signify hope, freedom and progress. Looking at it attentively made me admire this work of art.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 May 2023
  • traveltheworld012
    Rochester, Minnesota13,853 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you love art in all forms.. visit. If not, go elsewhere to be negative.
    This is a beautiful sculpted metal work of art, situated with a scenic view outward to the sea and mountains beyond. It is meaningful of the ancients who traveled far by boat to reach and explore distant shores. Imagine if you will, like an animal that has died and all that is left in the skeleton. This is like the skeleton of a boat symbolizing the era of the Vikings long gone, When visiting here, be sure to walk all around the sculpture to see how the light affects the color and shading. I saw people climbing on it, please don't, this is not a jungle gym on a playground.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 July 2023
  • lithlith
    887 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Reykjavik Sun Voyager Sculpture
    This is a lovely sculpture downtown Reykjavik. While it's a little bit of a walk from the main downtown, it's worth the extra 5 minutes of walking to visit it. There is an area to sit and take in the views as well as get some great photos from all sorts of different angles on the water.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Bill C
    Vancouver, Canada4,282 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Photo Op
    It was a nice stop for a photo op of the stainless steel sculpture of a boat and an ode to the sun. According to the artist, it symbolizes the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress, and freedom. It was quite windy and cold around the sculpture. There is no fee to see the sculpture. There is concrete seating around the sculpture.
    Visited August 2022
    Written 31 July 2023
  • EmeraldDiva
    3,669 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go early or late
    It was a very pleasant walk along the waterfront to Sun Voyager. I went in the evening of the day I arrived at Reykjavik and it was fairly quiet and easy to get some nice photos. Well worth a visit on the way to do some shopping.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 September 2023
  • Justin
    12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pick your time carefully or you will not get the pics you know you want
    It was on my list and it was the first place I accidentally came across. So that was handy. The only thing was that it was 4:30 pm and there were another 50 people just like me jostling for position to get that ideal "look where I am" photo for IG. Just as Nick Kamen did, back in the day, I promised myself to go back ... really, really early in the morning on Sunday, but then, Saturday night happened, so I didn't. It is a beautiful sculpture. It is staying on my "to do" list though!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 September 2023
  • Jo P
    Brough, United Kingdom442 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good Location for a Photo
    A nice sculpture along the sea front. When we went past it in the morning it was quiet but later in the afternoon it was quite busy and buses stopping at allow people to take an pic. Worth going for a walk past it
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Ričards Edijs
    Latvia105 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice place to stop by
    The Sun Voyager is located in a very scenic and picturesque place. I would also recommend reading the small description from the artist where he gives an insight into the meaning and philosophy of the work. Otherwise, it is frequently surrounded by tourists and, perhaps, becomes a bit overrated.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 October 2023
  • Jan14225
    Tecumseh, Michigan80 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Reykjavik Point of Interest
    This sculpture is located on the edge of a section of downtown Reykjavik. As the picture shows, it is beautiful and sits on the edge of downtown shopping and the ocean. A drive-by to view it would be just fine. It is not the easiest place to locate parking. Good photo opportunity however!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 October 2023
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Jai G
Hadleigh, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a nice bit of Icelandic history, we walk down and sore it on a nice crisp morning so there was only us and one other family there so we got some nice photos.
Written 21 April 2024
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catp79
Winchester, UK898 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
It’s a lovely walk along the seafront but be careful in the winter as it can get quite slippy! The boat itself is spectacular with a great view of the mountains behind! An absolute must-see!
Written 11 April 2024
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Jane B
Guildford, UK384 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A special place for us as we saw the nothern lights here. It is, I believe, one the best places to get away from light poulltion in the capital. The structure is amazing photographed in the sun when it glints.
Written 10 April 2024
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Rich N
Southampton, UK48 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
It's a nice sculpture on the sea front, the backdrop of the mountains make it even better. If it's windy and winter.... you'll need to wrap up as its very exposed, easily walkable from the main high street, about 10 mins ish.
Written 25 March 2024
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ClaireWithLove
Germantown, MD852 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A lovely metal, modern sculpture of a Viking ship or as my husband thought - a salmon. The sculpture has a curved wall where you can sit and admire the sculpture and the sky line and water. It is on a nice waterfront walk and close to the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, the stunning green glass building, which is open to the public to walk in. Bathrooms on the 2nd floor and gift shop and restaurant on the main level.
Written 20 March 2024
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mohzan h
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia411 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Its a stainless steel structure of a Viking boat / ship. They said ' a dreamboat , Ode to the sun. Located along the beach at capital city of Reykjavik , a very " relax " and great atmosphere to hang out or jog or walk the dog.
Written 19 March 2024
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whatifwefly
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
The place is great to photograph the Northern Lights during winter time! When the forecast is good, several photographers gather at this place to make the best shots. Although, there is still enough space to set up the own camera. It is recommended to bring a tripod, but there are also stairs and stones to stabilize the camera when using a remote shutter release. It is also nice to exchange with the other people there about e.g. the forecast or the cameras. The Sun Voyager is lighted at night, but good photos are possible. You also have a great view of the mountains.
Written 9 March 2024
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DrCDB
Chile540 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Nice view and sculpture by the sea. Very windy during winter time so getting a picture without getting your hands frozen is quite an achievement.
Written 9 March 2024
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Chicago_Gayle
Chicago, IL106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
It’s worth a walk to the water to see this sculpture. The Sun Voyager is a sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason, who won a competition to design an outdoor sculpture in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Reykjavík.
Written 6 March 2024
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George V
Crouch End, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A fascinating sculpture set by the sea. Understandably you'll take this for one of the art installations in one of your home cities and pass it off for nothing, but what sets it apart from the rest, it's where it's situated. Sitting opposite Engey Island you receive the most exquisite view of the mountains. With us visiting late February, the majority of the ice and snow has left the mainland, but can still be seen sitting atop the mountains.

A very underrated point of interest in Reykjavik, if you're looking to take it the sights, this is definitely one of the places you need to go.
Written 28 February 2024
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