Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), Reykjavik

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Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) houses artworks by Iceland's first major sculptor, and the artist's penthouse apartment is preserved in its original condition. Jónsson offered all of his works as a gift to the Icelandic people in 1909, and the museum was built soon after, following the artist's design. The main gallery is filled with fantastical sculptures of Vikings and mythical heroes. The sculpture garden with bronze casts of the artist's works was formally opened in 1984. Look for the peculiar ring of stones between the office and museum buildings, put down by the sculptor himself. The museum shop sells plaster casts and postcards of exhibited works, as well as books about Jónsson's life and art. Use our Reykjavik day trip website to visit Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) on your trip to Reykjavik, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A must if you are anywhere near the Hallgrimskirkja, if only for the free sculpture garden in the rear. A wonderful exhibition of classic sculpture with outlandish world view takes on ancient myth and...  more »
  • Stopped for a very quick tour and found a special show for 1st exhibitions - with free admission! It was very well attended, included a live exhibition (vocal) and overall the mood was quite upbeat. I...  more »
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  • A surprising gem of a museum. While all of Reykjavik's museums are relatively small compared to larger, more cosmopolitan cities of the world. This museum packs a surprisingly big soul. Each piece, unique and moving. The titles encourages the observer to look deeper, feel more. The history behind the museum makes it even more compelling. Do give it a visit, if you can.
  • A Must See museum in Iceland. The first art museum in Iceland which have a strong impact on Icelandic artist. The sculpture contains the religious, culture and imagination of artist. Each of them have lots of Fantasy details, worth spending long time to read.
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