The Sun Voyager | Experience the Best Views in Reykjavik

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Basic Information

  • Located in Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland.
  • Icelandic word for Sun Voyager is Sólfarið. 
  • The best views in Reykjavik. 
  • One of the most visited sights in the capital

When you are in Iceland, you will not be short of stunning locations. Bearing the reputation of being a hub of natural marvels, Iceland has a lot to offer. The land of fire and ice is brimming with picturesque landscapes. There are ecstatic formations and places that are worth discovering. One such location is Sun Voyager. Also known as the Sólfarið locally, it is a large steel sculpture of a ship. If you want to see something different from the leak, Sun Voyager is a good place.

sun Voyager in Reykjavik

Sun Voyager- The Vessel of Dreams

Located on the road Sæbraut, Sun Voyager is one of the most visited sights in the capital. It is also because Sun Voyager is situated by the seaside of central Reykjavík, which is quite a convenient spot to reach. Designed by sculptor Jón Gunnar Árnason, it looks spectacular with its steel-based design. Árnason describes it as a vessel of dreams and in his vision, it represents the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress, and freedom. Sun Voyager faces north across Faxaflói Bay. The sculpture looks out to the sea, so you can immerse in the expanse of the sea. You will find peace here breaking free from the constant hustle of the city center. If you like photography, you can take back home beautiful snapshots from the Sun Voyager.

sun Voyager in Reykjavik

Places to See around Sun Voyager

Since the Sun Voayger is located in the city center of Reykjavik, you will experience many great spots to visit in the neighborhood. Harpa Concert and Conference hall is a place you would not want to miss in Reykjavík. For local music enthusiasts, this is a special place where you can experience numerous local folk symphonies here produced by talented artists. It is considered Reykjavík’s cultural and social center as most of the city’s events take place here.

The views over Faxaflói bay is probably what makes the Sun Voyager so beautiful. The views over the bay are stunning and behind the sea you can see Esjan Mountain, locals favorite mountain in the country. Faxaflói is a large bay between Reykjanes and Snӕfellsnes Peninsula, in west Iceland. There are regular whale watching and puffin tours held at Faxaflói that departure from the Reykjavik harbor. Minke and Humpback whales are the most commonly spotted species during summers. Faxaflói is a hot spot to watch puffin and whale. 

Best Time to Travel to Sun Voyager

The Sun Voyager is one of those places that are beautiful in all seasons. During the summers the days are long and the weather is mild, so you can prepare a long list of places to cover during the day. During the winters the weather can be uncertain, but there is also a beauty in that. The snow capped Esjan is breath taking during winter and the northern lights are always amazing. 

sun Voyager in Reykjavik

Hotels to Lodge near the Sun Voyager

There are numerous options to stay near the Sun Voyager. It’s location in the middle of Reykjavik is very convenient since there are hotels and guesthouses all around. Camping grounds are available too and a great option for those who are looking to go on a further adventure around the country and wander around campsites. 

The Sun Voyager on a map

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