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The Pearl (Perlan)

Oskjuhlio Hill, Reykjavik, Iceland
354 562 0200
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Ranked #21 of 85 attractions in Reykjavik
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: The Pearl is one of the more recognizable landmarks in Reykjavik.  The five immense hot water tanks are topped with a domed revolving restaurant with... more »
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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Went for dessert, but ended up ordering a few dishes. The whale steak, foie gras, and dessert were all finger-licking delicious!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

FREE to everyone with amazing view over the city of Reykjavik. Over the tops of city, there is a 360 degree view over Reykjavik. A cafeteria is available for light fare during the day and a revolving restaurant at night. Reservations are required for dinner. Don't forget to see the interior geysir erupt.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I agree with another reviewer below - I wouldn't list Perlan as essential viewing, but it is interesting. A group of water tanks is a surprisingly fun place to visit (or I need to get out more). The view from the Pearl's observation deck is fabulous. The interior is roomy and they have a cafe and gift shop with very... More

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retiredJB
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

There is a revolving restaurant in this building, but I didn't take advantage of it. Many in our group bought ice cream, but there were also hot foods available from a little buffet on the second or third floor. They had some very nice gift shops, including clothing. Very nice restroom facilities. Very clean building inside and out. They also... More

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Went to this place with a group of friends. It's in the building that looks like an observatory on the hill along the freeway near the city airport. (It also apparently sits atop a large underground water storage tank for the city.) I had sticker shock when I saw the prices on the menu, but that was not uncommon at... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great view and it's FREE!!! Lots of room to see all around and not feel crowded by visitors. Oh and did I mention it's FREE!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Pretty place with a water fountain in the basement which goes off every 10 mins or so. The place itself has nice viewing platform - great for pictures. There is an elevated area at the top with a restaurant. Didn't get a chance to eat here but next time I visit will definitely be placing a dinner reservation!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Its worth talking a walk up to this place, great views and a very good cafe. There is a more expensive restaurant upstairs but the cafe below, does excellent meat (lamb) soup that you can refill.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I visit Perlan mainly because there are pleasant leafy walks up tot the building and magnificent views from the viewing platform, in good weather. Also there is a very pleasant cafeteria which offers mainly quick food options (not to be confused with fast food). Their Danish open sandwiches are excellent value and taste great, too. Try to visit on a... More

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Sandnes, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We really did not use any of the fascilities inside, just observed shops and restaurants. We did enjoy the view - a great place to come and see the city

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