Einar Benediktsson Statue in Reykjavík, Iceland

Ásmundur Sveinsson’s statue of Einar Benediktsson stands adjacent to the Höfði House where he was a resident. Although Benediktsson was an attorney, his largest contributions to Iceland during the first half of the 20th century were twofold. As a co-founder of a political movement Landvarnarflokkurinn, he was a strong advocate for Iceland’s independence from Denmark. Einar Ben also spearheaded the country’s drive to harness waterfalls as a source of renewable energy.

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Fjörutún, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

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