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The Pearl (Perlan)

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Address: Oskjuhlio Hill, Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone Number: 354 562 0200
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Perlan for scenic viewing only!

The scenic overlook along the outdoor roof deck is worth the remote location accessible by a city bus or a hop on hop off excursion shuttle bus. The restaurant is very expensive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This gives a good panoramic view of the city, however it is very windy up there so wear appropriate clothing. A great place to take photographs/video of the town, with car park nearby.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

It was a lovely way to end our trip. Great views, beautiful way to see the city. Very pretty building and it was free! Enjoyed very much.

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

When our tour stopped at The Pearl and we were told it was a storage facility for hot water tanks I really wondered if there was something lost in translation. Yes, I didn't realize there were such great views of Reykjavik from the observation and the interior of shops and art work that was fascinating. Definitely a must see in... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The scenic overlook along the outdoor roof deck is worth the remote location accessible by a city bus or a hop on hop off excursion shuttle bus. The restaurant is very expensive and require reservations for dinner. The cafeteria has good Icelandic yogurt offerings and prices were reasonable.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Nice architecture. Outside viewing area allows you to get a panoramic view of the city. It has a restaurant and a small cafe where you can get snacks and drinks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

One of the few great deals in Iceland. This free entry attraction has a great view of the city. Food is just OK with fair prices. A great find that is not a far drive. Worth checking out.

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Lincolnshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We found this, by accident, having put something into the POI category of our sat-nav only for it to guide us here! We very much enjoyed our visit here, even if we were a little confused about some aspects of it (subsequently understood, thanks to some internet searching once in our hotel). Many things of interest are to be found... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great view of the city from the top. Restaurant with good valued food. Many choices of foods. But location inconvenient.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely views from the top, free entry. Do get some pictures of the yourself and others in the reflection of the dome as you walk around it. Didn't try the cafe or restaurant but looked a nice setting.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The best place for views of the city and beyond. It's free to get in, and has an open walkway at the top, with 360 degree views over the city. Get the 18 bus from the main bus station; it's 5 minutes by bus. Nice open spaces surrounding it to walk around too. Definitely worth a visit.

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