Sun Voyager Official Website
Sólfar / Sun Voyager is a dreamboat, an ode to the sun. It symbolizes the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom.
Stainless steel on granite slabs. Size: 900 x 1800 x 700 cm
History of Sun Voyager
In 1986, the district association of the west part of the city funded a competition for a new outdoor sculpture to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the city of Reykjavík. Jón Gunnar´s Sun Voyager won the compitition, and the aluminium model (42,5 x 88 x 36 cm ) was presented to the city for enlargement. The full-sized Sun Voyager was eventually unveiled on Sæbraut on the birthday of the city of Reykjavík, August 18th , 1990
The work is constructed of quality stainless steel and stands on a circle of granite slabs surrounded by so-called “town-hall concrete” .The engineering of the sculpture was supervised by the technologist Sigurjón Yngvason and overseen by the artist Kristinn E. Hrafnsson in close cooperation with Jón Gunnar himself, the building itself was carried out by Reynir Hjálmtýrsson at Orri, Mosfellssveit.
Shops in Reykjavík
Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall
About our Company
The company SólfarJGÁ sf. was established in September 2013 in order to fulfill
Jón Gunnar Árnason´s wish for copies of Sólfar / Sun Voyager to be made.
The company is run by Jón Gunnar´s daughters,
Helga, Þorbjörg and Ólöf Anna.