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Reykjavik Art Museum Asmundarsafn

Sigtun, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
+354 411 6430
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Reykjavik Art Museum is the leading art museum in Iceland and has three locations in Reykjavik: Hafnarhus, Kjarvalsstadir and Asmundarsafn. Asmundarsafn is the former home and workshop of the sculptor Asmundur Sveinsson, who designed and mostly constructed this building himself in Laugardalur. The museum served to preserve his work and life, and displays the largest collection of his sculptures both inside and outside the building. Asmundur's art greatly reflects his lifelong interest in the Icelandic sagas, folk tales and classical mythology.
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Sigtun, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
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"sculpture garden"
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"amazing sculptures"
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"free coffee"
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"his life"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum was not only a lot of fun it was intellectual as well with the sculptures making you think as well as being a joy to behold. The art is very approachable and comfortable to be around like an old friend you met for...More

Thank tradIndy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum of the sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson is one of the more interesting museums in Reykjavík. It is situated in Laugardalur close to the national football stadium. The building that houses the museum used to be both Ásmundur's home and his workshop. It is unique...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

The works of Asmundur Sveinsson span almost 60 years and are extremely interesting. They include works in wood, stone, clay, steel. The museum was originally his home, that he designed and built, when the location was noting but empty fields, and it is also extremely...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I walked half an hour from the national theater area to get there, and I'm so glad I did - beautiful little museum with a gorgeous sculpture garden surrounding it. I encountered trouble at first finding the museum, as the main road has a strip...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Be sure to make a short visit here! The sculptures are fantastic and the space is amazing! It does not take long to go through the space and is close to a fabulous park which we walked through after the museum.

Thank Peggy R
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Beautiful gardens with many exquisite sculptures, superb sculpture gallery inside with helpful Icelandic staff (of 1) with excellent (free !) coffee ... a treat.

Thank Simon L
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

1 ticket allows you to see 3 museums in a 24 hr period. I went to this one and the Reykjavik Art Museum by the wharf. I really enjoyed the building built and designed by the artist as well as his sculptures through time. Nice...More

1  Thank rblewis
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We very much enjoyed this art museum. It took us both indoors and out. We enjoyed the deep dive into one artist's work.

Thank HappyTraveler113
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

I thought the building was interesting and worked well as a gallery for the art but did not think much of the contents or the information about it which was provided.

Thank jsthouston
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We walked over to this museum from the Hilton and were very pleasantly surprised. It was free for seniors which delighted us and it is very interesting seeing all the sculptures inside and as you walk around the walkway outside. It is worth a stop.

Thank Sandra E
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