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The Pearl (Perlan)

Oskjuhlio Hill, Reykjavik, Iceland
354 562 0200
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Ranked #21 of 81 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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Reykjavik, Iceland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I live in Reykjavik and would never go to the revolving restaurant on the top floor as it's very expensive and (at least from the menu) not vegetarian-friendly – I'm vegetarian. But over the years I've been to the cafeteria a number of times, either by myself or with friends. It's a useful place to go when you are with... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

When you come to Reykjavik it is nice to start a sightseeing at Perlan. They have a wieving platform you can visit for free. In a day of good weather you have an exellent wiev of the mountains around Reykjavik. Remember to bring your coat when you go outside to look at the wiev , because it is windy and... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We came here in mid march 2014. We walked from the Best Western which on a cold evening was a bit of a hike. Enjoyed the revolving restaurant. Food was excellent, service very good!

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Hook, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I am sorry to say that I did not get The Pearl, was it restaurants, a bit of history, what? From my point of view, the sculptures at the entry were the most interesting thing together with the sights from the viewing platform

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

With our Welcome Cards we were able to catch a number 18 bus which stopped on the main road just below Perlan. A very short walk from the main road brought us to the entrance with it's lovely figure sculptures outside. We took the lift to the restaurant area and enjoyed walking around the viewing platform.There is a cafe and... More

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Certainly lives upto its name, Surroundings and service excellent and inexpensive compared to similar restaurant in England. Highly recommend.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The views are great from the balcony over the city. There is a café and a restaurant too. There is also an imitation Geyser which is huge! It was a shame that the museum was moving so it wasn't open for us to see.

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Manchester, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We just popped in here quickly for a look at the view which was quite spectacular as you can do a full 360 from the top. I'm sure that the rest was interesting but we didn't have time for it all. But still worth it just to get oriented a bit on where we were - and not too far... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We walked here from our hotel which took around 30-40 mins. We got to see some more areas of the city and it was a nice walk. There isn't a great deal to do when you get there but when you get to the top floor on to the observatory deck which runs all the way round the views were... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We caught the no.18 bus from Hlemmur bus terminal to Perlan - runs every half hour during the week. It costs 350 isk per journey per person. Although it is only 2 stops away, it is still quite a distance from the main tourist areas of Reykjavik. Perlan is a short walk up the hill from the bus stop. There... More

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