Einar Jónsson Museum
Einar Jónsson Museum ©
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, treed sculpture garden, which sports 26 bronze casts of the artist's work. There is also a museum shop selling plaster casts of Jónsson's works, books and postcards.
Telephone: 551 3797 or 561 3797
Opening times: June to September 15th: open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 2pm to 5pm. Closed on Mondays. September 16th to May 31st: open Saturday and Sunday, from 2pm to 5pm. Closed in December and January
Admission: Adults Kr500; concessions Kr300; children under 16 free