Are you looking to do some sightseeing on your next day off? If so, then make sure to visit the Sun Voyager monument in Reykjavik! The monument was commissioned in 1986 when it was decided that there would need to be a monument to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the city of Reykjavik. There was a competition held to find the best monument to build, and the winner was Jon Gunnar, being finally built-in 1990.
Where can I find the Sun Voyager Monument in Reykjavik?
The monument itself is made from stainless steel and sits on granite slabs, with the engineering of the monument being carried out by Sigurjón Yngvason and supervised by Jon Gunnar himself. The concept for the monument was dreamt up by Gunnar through an old folk tale on the origins of the Icelandic people. This story centred around the sun, with Gunnar aiming to incorporate this into his design. So, what are you waiting for? Make the most of your day off and visit the beautiful Sun Voyager monument in Reykavik!
- Open all year round.
- No admission fees.
- Central location.