Reykjavik at Dusk. Image by Roman Gerasymenko

Reykjavik at dusk. Image by Roman Gerasymenko

The Sun Voyager (Sólfarið) is a striking sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason located on Sæbraut, by the sea close to the center of Reykjavík. It is a common misunderstanding that the Sun Voyager is a Viking ship. It is quite understandable that many tourists think like this when travelling in Iceland, the land of the sagas. Nonetheless, it should be stressed that this was not the original intention. The Sun Voyager is a dream boat and an ode to the sun. During the bright nights of summer it is popular to visit the site in the evening to enjoy the midnight sun. Just east along the water from Harpa concert hall.

Midnight sun at Solfar Sun Voyager in Reykjavik. Image by Roman Gerasymenko

Midnight sun at Solfar Sun Voyager in Reykjavik. Image by Roman Gerasymenko

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