Einar Jónsson Sculpture garden and museum
Door 16 locals aangeraden ·
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One of my personal favorite museums. In 1909, Einar Jónsson offered all of his works as a gift to the Icelandic people on the condition that a museum be built to house them. This gift was not accepted by the Icelandic Parliament until 1914, however. The Parliament contributed 10,000 crowns to the…
Einar Jónsson was Iceland´s first sculptor. In the museum you can explore his home, his studio and his work of art both inside and in the garden. Wonderful museum to spend time in with children or just to experience a peek into the past and the life of Iceland's first sculptor.
Stroll through the park in the back, its free and if the sun is out bring a drink or pick-nick and relax.
Beautiful garden and outdoor sculptures. Benches. Only 2-3 min. walk. Maybe a good idea while waiting for check in.
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“Positively the most charming tobacco shop in town, Björk is a friendly neighbourhood stable that has occupied the same spot in Bankstræti since 1928, originally going by the name Bristol when it doubled as a candy store. You don’t have to be a smoker to enjoy a visit to Björk, as it is also the ideal spot for souvenir and gift shopping; with everything from postcards and stamps to flasks that the jeweller next door can personally engrave. The gentleman who has run the store for the past years is possibly the friendliest and sweetest clerk you will ever do business with. ”
- Door 1 locals aangeraden
Point of Interest
“Iceland’s only arcade”, Freddi, is a toy store and retro game centre in the heart of downtown Reykjavík, modelled after a venue with the same name that stood on Hafnarstræti but closed down some fifteen years ago. Freddi is a time machine. As soon as you set foot on the burgundy carpet and are greeted with the sparkling display of flashing pinball machines, you have stepped into the times of Pac Man and American Girl Dolls—The good old 1980s. The establishment offers console rooms for rent, where you and your friends can leave the dramas of adulthood by the door and while away the hours on such classics as the Nintendo 64 and the Sega Megadrive. ”
- Door 5 locals aangeraden
“A really fun video museum covering various topics like Icelandic Music, fisherman, landscape, history and recent events Each feature lasts 3 – 4 minutes and covers one topic. All features have matching show times, so you have about twenty seconds to walk to another cinema screen with another fascinating topic. There is no distinct order and if you watch all our features you will spend about an hour and a half in the museum which, fittingly, is housed in one of Reykjavik’s oldest cinemas. Open from 9 am to 5 pm Address: Austurbær, Snorrabraut 37, 105 Reykjavik.”
- Door 6 locals aangeraden
“A very nice record shop about 8 minutes away. The 12 Tónar shop is known as a friendly place where you can sit down, listen to a wide selection of music on two floors, enjoy free espresso, read magazines or browse the juicy collection of rock literature. There are sometimes concerts in the shop. Especially on Fridays during the summer when the lovely garden becomes the venue for all kinds of music. In 2006 the 12 Tónar shop in Reykjavik was awarded the prestigious title Shop of the Year by the City of Reykjavik. 12 Tónar is also an independent record label. ”
- Door 9 locals aangeraden