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The Pearl (Perlan)

Address: Oskjuhlio Hill, Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone Number: 354 562 0200
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Reykjavik Sightseeing Tour
74%
Ranked #19 of 148 things to do in Reykjavik
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I went there for the view. It has spectacular views of the city and is worth going just to take some panoramic pictures. Other than that, there's not much else.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Ate here one evening during our visit to Reykjavik. Located near the city centre. Great style in the restaurant, it's on the top floor and the 'globe' it's situated within rotates around so that whilst you're sat having your meal you get a full 360 degree tour of the city. Breathtaking views, it really is an amazing experience. It is... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Interesting architecture - excellent 360 degree view over Reykjavik - decent cup of coffee in cafe - worth a visit.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Have been here a couple of times. Very interesting and informative. The views from the top are stunning and free. Not been to the restaurant at the top menu looks good but a bit pricey.

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Montauk NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent food served in the restaurant at the top, under the dome. And it doesn't matter where you sit as the restaurant slowly rotates - you see all of Rekjavik, a 360 degree view, as you eat. The staff was friendly, hilarious, and the food was unrivalled - possibly best in Iceland.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We hiked up here on a very windy day, it took max 15 mins from behind the main church. The cafe is good and the views spectacular, it's well worth going, we didn't use the restaurant. We felt that the large spaces that they have there are not used to the best advantage, they could do so much more with... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The views from the Perlan are stunning. The food was good as well and reasonably priced. There's enough time to eat between services of the City Sightseeing tour.

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Copenhagen S 2300
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It's a bit out of the center of the city, but it offers a 2 hour rotating view of all of Reykjavik, which is best enjoyed on clear days and nights. Waiters are kind and helpful and the dishes are a delight, even though the selection isn't that broad. There is even a cocktail bar at an even higher level... More 

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New Orleans
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Besides the obvious church, this is a great location for views of Reykjavik and the water/mountains surrounding it. It's an interesting location as it's a water tower of some sort, but it's pretty unremarkable otherwise. Very clean inside and you can take stairs or an elevator to access the top (about six floor up). There are restrooms, souvenirs, and a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The views are more or less the only thing worth the walk up here and the restaurant if you can afford, don't get me wrong it was really cool building and unparalleled views but there isn't an awful lot else going on there which I think is to change in the near future, seemed a shame they don't do more... More 

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