The Sun Voyager is a sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason. The Sun Voyager is a dreamboat, an ode to the sun. Intrinsically, it contains within itself the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress, and freedom. The sculpture is located by Sæbraut, by the sea in the center of Reykjavík. I had seen this sculpture in so many photos before we went to Iceland and really wanted to see it in person. When we got there we had the most amazing sunset and the sculpture itself is very beautiful. I am really happy I got to see it.
Good luck sailing this ship back to Asgard. Contrary to popular belief, Reykjavik's most iconic statue is not Viking in origin; sculptor Jón Gunnar Árnason's Sólfar is actually a poetic lamentation to the sun.
Árnason died before Sólfar was placed in its current location along Reykjavik's waterfront, and he never had the opportunity to chart a course for undiscovered country in his own beautiful vessel. Think about that when you make your way along the shore.
January evenings in Reykjavik can be pretty cold and windy. But after dinner one night we decided to walk home along the waterfront and past the Sun Voyager sculpture. We were the only ones out and were able to enjoy the lights of Reykjavik all alone.