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Address: Arnarholl, Reykjavik 116, Iceland

Statue of Viking Ingolfur Arnarson, whose family settled Iceland in 874.

Statue of Viking Ingolfur Arnarson, whose family settled Iceland in 874.

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Worth a quick visit

The statue is located on the top of a small hill (which some less able people may struggle to climb). From the top you can see a lovely view view of the concert hall, the harbour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
James A
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This statue is dedicated to the first settlers of Iceland in A.D. 876. Statue looks good and is near to park area. Worth a 10 minute look and maybe a photo.

Thank rayrest
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The statue is located on the top of a small hill (which some less able people may struggle to climb). From the top you can see a lovely view view of the concert hall, the harbour, part of the city centre, and hills in the distance. The statue is as you would expect, just a statue. A short walk south... More 

Thank James A
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a marvellous sculpture! If you like photography you must come here and photograph this sculpture. It is a place to relax for 30 minutes. You can walk here from the Harpa. There is a little park where the kids can play for a while.

Thank Jota_Jota_O
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

A bit of a trek but worth it for the view of the marina and the Harpa. Little bit of history behind the location available to the left too.

Thank Steph L
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is one of those attractions that you weren't intending to see and to be honest I was attracted as much to see what the views were like as I was to see the statue at the centre of such itself. It's OK - it's a little interesting but it does have some good views - so all in all... More 

Thank Steve T
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We come across this statue while having a wonder round :) there's a little plaque on the side explaining about the meaning of it. But from up here there's lovely views across the town and the harbour.

Thank Suzzie W
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Appreciate the meaning behind the statue rather than seeing it as 'something to do'. Hardly an attraction.

Thank PierreMalmaison
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

We toured this area with our walking tour and stopped here at the statue. It is dedicated to the first settlers in Iceland.

Thank lollygal
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

You can just relax here with a book or watch city's pace or even rainbows! Nice spot for photography and has great historic significance.

Thank AmrutaK
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Take a walk up the hill to see this artistic statue of the first viking to come to Iceland. It is a monumental work and the hilltop setting gives you a good view of the harbor and downtown area. If you are downtown at all you will see it, so take a few minutes if you are able to walk... More 

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