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Hallgrimskirkja

Skolavorduholti, Reykjavik 121, Iceland
510 1000
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Ranked #7 of 85 Attractions in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: The tower of Hallgrimskirkja is clearly visible from many points in Reykjavik and serves as a navigational landmark.  Completed in 1974, the splendid... more »
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This hill-top church is no doubt the tallest and most recognized building in Reykjavik, and for this, you should go inside and take the elevator upstairs for the killer panoramic view of the city. After getting off the elevator you will have to take stairs up one more flight to really look out. It's cold and super windy but worth... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The inside of the church is beautiful but sparse. They had organ music playing which was lovely, and the view from the tower was great despite the lousy weather. It's $6 to go up the tower, but a birds-eye view is worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Although we were on a tour and really did not have a lot of time to look around the inside, the exterior alone was well worth the stop. It's also situated close to other beautiful buildings/areas of Reykjavik - so well worth a stop.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It is worth a visit to go up to the top and look around the city for a beautiful bird's eye view of the city.

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Roswell, Georgia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This unusual all cement cathedral is very beautiful with a large pipe organ with over 5,000 pipes. We were fortunate the organist was practicing so we were able to hear the beautiful organ. The baptismal font looks like ice. We enjoying the walk to the cathedral it in the center of town so we saw Reykjavik on the way there... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Going up to tower for the view is well worth it. If you have time to catch a noon organ recital during the summer the acoustics are wonderful.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This cathedral is really beautiful. We were lucky enough to hear the large pipe organ being played. We went to the top and the views were stunning. I recommend a visit.

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Veghel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

If there is one church you should visit in Iceland it should be this one! Take the elevator up to the top of the church for a cool view over Reykjavik!

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Burgess Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Situated on the highest point in the centre of town, this church is a landmark from a distance but is only gradually revealed as you approach it through nearby streets. The design of the front is very striking and was inspired by the basalt rock columns that can be seen in the landscape around Iceland. The design is modern, simple... More

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Charlottetown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Very pretty stop in town. It was not what we expected but still worthwhile to visit, and there are some quaint little shops on the street leading up to it!

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