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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, designing and establishing the Einar Jónsson Museum himself. It contains over 300 of his pieces, spanning his 60-year career, and served as his home, gallery, and studio. The building itself is deemed to be Jónsson's largest work, with the foundation stone laid in 1916. Iceland's first art museum, it retains pride of place on the highest point in Reykjavik. It is adjoined by a pristine and leafy sculpture garden, sporting 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 3

Website: www.lej.is/en

Transport: Snorrabraut bus stop is a short walk away.

Opening times: 10am-5pm Tuesdays to Sundays

Admission: 1000 ISK for adults, concessions available.