Listasafn Einars Jónssonar

The museum was the home and studio of Iceland's first sculptor, Einar Jónsson (1874-1954). It was opened on midsummer's day in 1923 and was the country's first art museum. On show are around 300 works of art spanning the artists 60 year career. Einar and his wife Anna kept a beautiful home, furnished with many interesting pieces of furniture and art. Their penthouse apartment is a part of the museum and is preserved in its original condition. The sculpture garden behind the museum contains 26 bronze casts of Einars work and is one of the most beautifull sites in the city. 

Museum hours:

  • June 1st - September 15th, open Tuesday-Sunday 14.00-17.00. Closed on Mondays.
  • September 16th to May 31st, open Saturday and Sunday 14.00 - 17.00. Closed in December and January.


  • Adults:                                                           ISK 600
  • Students with ISIC card:                            ISK 400
  • Concessions (over-67/disabilities):       ISK 400

Free of charge:
  • Children under 16
  • Groups of students accompanied by teacher
  • Members of ICOM

Museum office:

The museum office is open on weekdays from 8.00 to 16.00. Contact the office for information about group visits.

The entrance to the sculpture garden is on Freyjugata. The garden is always open and admission is free.

The Einar Jónsson Museum
visiting address: Eiriksgata
mailing address: P.O. Box 1051
IS-121 Reykjavik Iceland
Phone: +354 551-3797, +354 561-3797

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Listasafn Einars Jónssonar
Eiríksgötu Hallgrímstorg,
101 Reykjavík
Reykjavík and adjacent
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