After visiting Brauð & Co. one morning, I wanted to see the ocean. So I headed down the hill instead of walking back up toward Hallgrimskirkja.
This meant that I ran right into Sólfar.
In 1986, Reykjavík celebrated its 200th anniversary. There was an outdoor sculpture contest to honor the event, and Sólfar (or Sun Voyager), designed by Icelandic artist Jón Gunnar Árnason, won. The city installed the sculpture in 1990 and it’s been there ever since.
I actually ended up sitting nearby for over an hour, just looking at the landscape and listening to the water. It’s a peaceful spot.
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