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Founder of Iceland in pretty park

The site on top of a hill dominates the area right outside the Harbour in downtown Reykjavik. It's... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Important stop on the free walking tour of Reykjavik

I came here as part of the free walking tour offered in this city, and the guide took us to this... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Toan N
Tha Maka, Thailand
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Statue of Viking Ingolfur Arnarson, whose family settled Iceland in 874.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

This impressive statue by Einar Jonsson (a sculpture garden of his works is next to the Hallgrimskirkja) is atop a hill at the center of a grassy park. It depicts the founder of Iceland and features Norse mythological iconography such as Odin's ravens and the...More

2  Thank AlexanderD
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Reviewed 17 September 2014

If you are walking by the statue it is a nice area to rest and enjoy the view, but I wouldn't make it a destination by itself.

2  Thank Ron T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

the statue stay at the hill but just few stairs which near with Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and getting a good view of city. not so crowded, good for take rest in busy city

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Reviewed 7 September 2018

The site on top of a hill dominates the area right outside the Harbour in downtown Reykjavik. It's a beautiful statue of the first settler in Iceland. Or at least in Reykjavik. Lots of people sunbath on the hill in the summer protected from the...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2018

I came here as part of the free walking tour offered in this city, and the guide took us to this spot. The prior reviews have explained the importance of this statue. I really like it, in a good spot overlooking the city, while at...More

Thank Toan N
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This statue is the founder of Iceland in 900. Located in a city park on the edge of center city. The park is located on a hill and the statue overlooks that part of the city. Nice place to relax when exploring that part of...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Worth a walk by while in the downtown area near the Harpa. The park is well-maintained on a small hill near the harbor area. The statue is of the founder of Iceland.

Thank Redleg93
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This statue is found located in the center of Arnaholl Park, a very nicely maintained park. It is a statue of the first permanent settle of Iceland, Ingolfr Arnasson. Very regal and majestic. Worth a quick visit to see how he looked. Also, this park...More

Thank bigwawao
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is an interesting statue that stands in a well-maintained park. The statue, itself, is modern-looking and bold. I saw it at mid-day, which probably wasn't the best light to catch a decent shot. The photos I post with this review were some of my...More

Thank MargaritaDoug
Reviewed 11 February 2018

This modernist sculpture is next door to the culture house standing quite prominent is a small public park. The statue is of Ingólfr Arnarson the first permanet settler in Iceland. He is also credited with naming the area Reykjavik or Smoke Cove.

Thank tradIndy
Reviewed 21 January 2018

The statues and monuments in Reykjavik speak volumes about the culture of the people. This statue, perched on the hill near the harbor and Harpa, shows strength and power. It's a real testament to the people.

1  Thank RaceRider
Reviewed 4 November 2017

They love their history, the Icelanders, and this figure is one of the most important and therefore commands an imposing position just off the Laugurvegur. It is by Einar Jonsson for whom there is a sculpture park and museum well worth visiting. If you're interested...More

1  Thank Mark N
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