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Einar Jónsson Museum

Einar Jónsson Museum, Reykjavik © Karl Gunnarsson
Einar Jónsson Museum, Reykjavik © Karl Gunnarsson

Einar Jónsson was Iceland's foremost sculptor, and he himself designed and established this museum, which contains over 300 of his works spanning his 60-year career. The museum building itself is deemed to be Jónsson's largest work, and served as his home, gallery and studio. The foundation stone was laid in 1916; it was Iceland's first art museum and retains pride of place on the highest point in Reykjavik. It is adjoined by a pristine, leafy sculpture garden, which sports about 26 bronze casts of the artist's work. There is also a museum shop selling plaster casts of Jónsson's works, books and postcards.

Travellers should note that the museum is closed on Mondays and for the whole of January and February. All other admission details can be found on the official website listed below.

Address: Eiriksgata

Website: www.lej.is/en