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The Pearl (Perlan)

Oskjuhlio Hill, Reykjavik, Iceland
354 562 0200
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Ranked #24 of 89 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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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Perlan is just a water tank but finest architects made it a fabulous landmark in Reykjavik. A revolving restaurant with great views on fifth floor, observation platform with telescopes on fourth floor, some shops and restaurant also there. Perlan situated top of a mountain overlooking the city, can see the dome of the perlan from anywhere in the city. Entrance... More

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Bridgewater, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Picturesque building with phenomenal views from the observatory deck. There is a cafe and restaurant on site, but little else. Worth while visit if you want some excellent views and photos of the city and unique structure, if not, there is not much else. It is free though for the viewing deck, so that's a bonus. Recommended with the above... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I didn't eat at the restaurant so I can't rate that. I would only recommend going here if you want a nice view of the city and surrounding area. It is free, has plenty of parking and bathrooms. We spent about 20 minutes here.

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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A beautiful building and provides a great view of the city. Complete with a gift shop, a food area for drinks and meals as well as an outside observation deck that surrounds the building for a 360 degree view of the capital city.

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Reading
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The red Hop on hop off bus drops you here. Can't miss it with a dome on top of water towers. The views are fabulous and it's free entry. There is a revolving restaurant on the 5th floor but we were there at lunch time and went in the cafe. Very reasonably priced food- free top ups on your soup... More

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We aren't sure why this was included on our cruise excursion in Reykjavik, and the tour guide did nothing to enlighten us. Maybe so that we could go to the (expensive) gift shop. Has a nice view, but not worth the stop.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Walked from downtown to Perlan took about half an hour or so...very cool building....these people now how to make use of their practical equipment....a revolving restaurant on top of the cities water tanks, and the view from the observation deck is AWESOME....we ate some very overpriced cheesecake at the cafeteria inside the observation deck, but we deserved a treat after... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Walked here from the town - about 30 mins brisk walk ( a bit hilly) but worth the view from the viewing deck - 360 degrees view of Reykjavik . Is a cafe which looks nice ( just had an ice cream) .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The exhibition/restaurant is well worth a visit just the views of beautiful Reykjavik, as we visited it as part of a tour early morning we didnt get chance to eat, as it the restaurant was just opening.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Free to enter and nice to walk around and see the city view of Reykjavik. However, it was extremely windy most of the time and you could not stay out there for more than 10 minutes and need go indoor. Still a must go place as this is one of the famous landmark in Reykjavik.

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