The Sculpture & Shore Walk in Reykjavík

  • The Sculpture and Shore Walk is a popular walking path in Reykjavík
    The Sculpture and Shore Walk is a popular walking path in Reykjavík
  • Sometimes you can see the northern lights the Imagine Peace Tower
    Sometimes you can see the northern lights the Imagine Peace Tower
Feb 6 2017

The Sculpture and Shore Walk is a popular walking path in Reykjavík. If you need to find something to do while in the city this walk is a splendid way to spend a couple of hours enjoying the scenery, looking sculptures and take a refreshing walk by the ocean. It is a fascinating walk at any time, both during the day and also in the evening any time of the year. The walk is not too long, and there are many stops along the way.  And most of the time the view over the fjord Kollafjörður with its islands and the mountain Esja in the background is stunning.

The things you see

We assume here that most visitors start their walk downtown in Reykjavík and walk the path eastwards by the shore. The first stop is Harpa conference hall which is a kind of artwork as it was partly designed by the Icelandic-Danish artist Ólafur Elíasson.  Outside Harpa is a statue of the Icelandic cellist Erling Blöndal Bengtsson by sculptor Ólöf Pálsdóttri.  As you continue eastward by the shore, you soon come to the famous landmark, Sun Voyager sculpture by Jón Gunnarsson. In recent years this sculpture has become one of the best-known landmarks in Reykjavík.  Further, you will see the sculpture Íslandsvarðan by Jóhann Eyfelds and the spectacular permanent installation by Sigurður Guðmundsoon the Shore Piece.  Before you take a turn to visit the Höfði House, which for many is the end of the walk, you should look at the Partnership sculpture, a beautiful artwork by Icelandic artist Pétur Bjarnason.

As an evening walk, there is more

Walking the Sculpture and Shore Walk in the evening is also a good romantic option.  Often during the evening and into the night in Reykjavík, the wind is quite calm, and the sea surface has a great reflection. In winter there is always the possibility to spot the northern lights and the visibility from the path is often quite good.  From October 9th on John Lennon's birthday until the 8th of December you will most definitely see the Imagine Peace Tower, a construction dedicated by Yoko Ono to John Lennon in 2006. 

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Tours and things to do in Reykjavík Iceland

Find an interesting tour in Reykjavík. A tour in Reykjavík or a day-tour to nearby natural wonders, a scenic drive or an adventure tour if you are ready for action.

Golden Circle tour with Secret Lagoon

Step away from the crowd, the rush, and speed and enjoy the top sights and attractions in the south-western part of Iceland, without all the traffic. Take a convenient bus tour in a smaller bus and with a smaller group (max 16) at a time when fewer visitors are around. Why chase the crowds when you can enjoy the wonders of Iceland in a more friendly setting?  This peaceful excursion takes place in the afternoon and lasts into the evening and allows plenty of time to explore, view and photograph all the spectacular wonders.  And remember that evening in Iceland is bright during spring, summer and into the autumn. 

Þórsmörk tour

Þórsmörk is one of the most spectacular places in Iceland.  It is one of the most accessible areas in the Highland, a deep valley, and oasis cornered with glaciers on three sides.  It is truly a place of ice and fire as one of the glaciers; Eyjafjallajökull has recently erupted with glowing lava flowing into two parts of Þórsmörk.
2 presons minimum

Snæfellsnes Peninsula day tour from Reykjavík

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is one of the Regions in Iceland that offers an impressive scenic drive, many exciting attractions and natural wonders.  At the end is the Snæfellsjökull glacier towering over the landscape and dominating the view with its mystical power. A power sensed by many locals and visitors alike and inspired literary giants like Jules Verne and our Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxnes. 
3 persons minimum 

Landmannalaugar

Explore one of the most exciting places in the Icelandic highland in a super jeep day tour from Reykjavík.  Experience the magnificent colors of rhyolite mountains,  visit a beautiful waterfall, meet Hekla the active volcano and take a dip in the most famous geothermal pool in Iceland.   

This tour is operated from Reykjavík and offered to visitors in Reykjavík and the Capital City neighbors towns. The Golden Circle tour is the most popular adventure tour in Iceland and for many good reasons. It is a trip easily doable in a day from Reykjavík the capital of Iceland, a place most of our visitors begin their journey in Iceland, and also because the tour offers a stunning view of fascinating natural wonders. Also a tour of history and geology. History as the first stop is at Iceland’s most valued historical (and almost holy) places and Geology, as you will take a breath-taking look at the various states of earth’s most vital resource, water.  This tour has it all and takes you to lakes, rifts, geysers, waterfalls, rivers and glaciers.