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The Pearl (Perlan)

Oskjuhlio Hill, Reykjavik, Iceland
354 562 0200
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Ranked #24 of 86 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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Banchory, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The Pearl is a distinctive landmark in Reykjavik. It is a great way to see the city below and other major buildings. A lift takes you to the top of the viewpoint so it is great for people with walking difficulty. There is al a gift shop, café a and excellent restaurant. Well worth a visit.

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Preston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is a functional but stylish building holding part of Reykjavik’s water supply. It is well worth visiting for the panoramic views from the observation deck and it’s free to enter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

An interesting way to provide a viewing platform on top of tanks of hot water. A lift takes you up to a 360 degree viewing platform giving a good understanding of the City's layout with the major buildings in sight

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

After you trek up the steep hill to get here, you reap your reward of a fabulous view over Reykjavik from the top of the hot-water storage towers. Even if it is raining, visit here and enjoy a coffee inside the dome while the rain plays down the outside. The fountain in the foyer, modelled on a geyser was very... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Built on top of water supply tanks, there's a water spout fountain that springs up several floors randomly, a gift shop and a cafe, all worth a visit. The restaurant is nice, if you can afford it, and has 360degree views. In the grounds there's a man-made geysir and some odd looking statues! Plenty of parking :o)

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited as part of the city tour, was looking forward to it but weather wasn't great so views where so so , limited for time again here, didn't experience the cafe, souvenir shop was ok, would recommend u try it for yourself, and make your own mind up.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went there expecting that we would be able to do a tour but there are no longer tours which was disappointing. However, the 360 degree views from the observation deck were amazing and free! This replaced the need to go to the top of the the Church in the city to see the views from there. Depending upon where you... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

You have to try to Lobster tail soup! I could have licked the bowl it was so good. Great staff, great food, wonderful view, loved the wine. A must when in Iceland.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What a pleasant surprise this turned out to be. We expected to visit The Pearl and the Saga Museum which was located inside the Pearl according to our guide book. Well we found out the Saga Museum moved as we were boarding the public bus. Almost didn't go, but decided to press on. Glad we did. Four stories or so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Pearl is the place to stop to see the panorama view of Reykjavik! Stunning views all around AND ITS FREE! Take the elevator or climb the stars to the observation level. There's also a cafeteria and gift shop on that level in addition to the gift shop on the ground floor.

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