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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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Pulls you in !!

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... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Steve T
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 

Thank RyanLChicago
Maynooth, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a nice statue that is dedicated to the first settlers of Iceland in 876 AD. There is a park beside it and you get a good view of the harbour and Harpa. It was only a statue on a hill (Unlike me you should probably read up on the history of the first settlers and then understand the... More 

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Albany, New York
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Beautiful, artistic statue dedicated to the first settler of Iceland 876 AD. Nice setting on a hill that offers a nice view of the city. More info on the walking tour.

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Nice statue after just been to the Viking museum I knew who he was, nice to see the statue clean and taken care off. Free so worth a look

Thank jhains

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