Sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982) designed, worked in, and lived in this beautiful building, which now serves as part of the Reykjavík Art Museum.
The white dome structure is surrounded by Sveinsson’s sculptures in the garden, both his earlier massive figures and his later light abstract compositions. The inside of the building offers a unique experience as the artist’s design, inspired by vernacular Mediterranean architecture, is a work of art in its own right.
Ásmundur Sveinsson was truly a modern man and took part in building a modern society in Iceland through his art and his opinions. Sveinsson’s work is always on display at Ásmundarsafn.
A perfect visit on a walk through the Laugardalur area, with its nearby thermal pool, botanic garden, and the Reykjavík Park & Zoo.