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Reykjavik Art Museum Asmundarsafn
Asmundarsafn is only a 5-10 minute walk away from the Reykjavik Botanic gardens where you can wee over 5000 varieties of subartic plant species, colourful flowers and bird life.
Ásmundarsafn is the former home and workshop of the sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982), who designed and mostly constructed this building himself. The museum serves to preserve his work and life, and displays the largest collection of his sculptures both inside and outside the building. Ásmundur's art greatly reflects his lifelong interest in the Icelandic sagas, folk tales and classical mythology. The building itself is a magnificent work of architecture, largely inspired by the Egyptian pyramids and the mosques of the Middle East. The impressive sculpture garden surrounding the building can be enjoyed for free by anyone at any time of the day or year. The museum also houses a design shop.
Guided tours are available upon request. For further information and bookings call +354 590 1200 or contact email@example.com.
If you want to make the most of your Reykjavík Experience, you may want to pick up a Reykjavík City Card, which grants you access to all the public museums, pools and city busses, in addition to discounts on many other things!
Best For Whom
- Families With Children
- Mature Travellers
Best For What
- A Bit of Romance
- Cultural Experience
- Off The Beaten Path