The Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum was formally opened in 1983. The museum is in the former home and studio of sculptor Sveinsson (1893-1982). Sveinsson was one of the pioneer sculptors in Iceland who was inspired by the Icelandic nature and literature as well as the Icelandic people.
Sveinsson, for the most part, designed and built the house himself. His design was influenced by shapes and forms of Egyptian pyramids and round dwellings found in the Mediterranean region. The building dates back to 1942-1950, and shows rotating exhibitions of the magnificent three-dimensional works and drawings by Sveinsson.
A public park with nearly thirty large size sculptures made of bronze and concrete surrounds the building. The park is always open and there’s no entrance fee. The museum is in the eastern part of Reykjavík near the Hilton Hotel, Grand Hotel, Reykjavík’s largest public swimming pool - Laugardalslaug, the National football stadium, the Reykjavík Botanical Garden and The Family & Zoo Park.Opening times
in winter until end of April:Hafnarhús
– Tryggvagata 17, 101 Reykjavík.
Open daily 10-17. Thursdays 10-20.Kjarvalsstaðir
– Flókagata, 105 Reykjavík.
Open daily 10-17.Ásmundarsafn
– Sigtún, 105 Reykjavík.
Open daily Oct-Apr. 13-17 / From May 2012 daily 10-17.