Free things in Reykjavík: The Einar Jónsson Sculpture Garden

I think I can safely say that most, if not all, visitors that come to Reykjavík walk up to Hallgrímskirkja church to take some photos. What most people miss though is the wonderful Einar Jónsson Sculpture park that is literally just next door to the church. It’s the garden of the Einar Jónsson Museum, the home and studio of Iceland’s first sculptor, but unlike the museum the garden is free and for everyone to enjoy. The garden is full of bronze casts of Einar’s work and it’s amazing. The family and I visited a couple of weeks ago and below are some of the photos I took.

Images from the Einar Jónsson Sculpture Garden

Images from the Einar Jónsson Sculpture Garden

Images from the Einar Jónsson Sculpture Garden

Einar Jónsson Sculpture Garden

Images from the Einar Jónsson Sculpture Garden

Images from the Einar Jónsson Sculpture Garden

The entrance to the garden is from Freyjugata so from Hallgrímskirkja church (facing the church) you turn right down Njarðargata and then to the left in Freyjugata. Of course I also recommend you visit the museum, something I have planned for the summer, to learn more about Einar Jónsson and his works. The entrance fee is 600 ISK per person and children under 18 go for free.

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4 thoughts on “Free things in Reykjavík: The Einar Jónsson Sculpture Garden”

  1. Evan says:

    Too bad we missed this during our visit in Nov 2012.

  2. Liz Dexter says:

    We really enjoyed visiting the sculpture garden and it’s one of the things you showed us that we would not have found on our own. I made sure that I took a photo of it when I was up the church tower later in our trip!

  3. David Brock (UK) says:

    We saw it when we visited in June 2016. It is good we found it by using a Lonely Planet guide.

    I took at least one picture of all the statues in the garden, although I might have missed some.

  4. JOHN R CONNELL says:

    One of the highlights of our trip

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