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Address: Oskjuhlio Hill, Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone Number: 354 562 0200
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Weird but fun

This is Reykjavik landmark sitting atop large hill looking down on city. People go for the incredible views. You can hike up and down; not overly taxing. There's a decent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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hartford, ct

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We took the hop-on-hop-off bus to the Pearl, and took the time to look around. It is a huge glass dome building, built over the city's stored hot water tanks. A utility it is not. Inside you can view traveling art exhibits, and there is very nice foodservice on the top floor. Aside from the food area, walk out onto... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were surprised by how good the food was, thinking it was just a tourist trap . The restaurant is on top of a building and turns a full circle in one hour so its a great place to view the entire city. Lots of locals there celebrating life events. Folks were a little more dressed up then tourists. Turned... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A boring sculpture and a waste of time. It was included in my city tour si I didn't had any choice but to see it. Well, could have lived without it. But there was the view over Reykjavik

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful view over the city. The floor with the observation deck has a buffet restaurant with "salad and soup" bar that allows a refill on each - you can eat really well and quite a lot for much less money than you'd pay down in Reykjavik for the same amount of food. Very good value and great view while you... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The visit to PErlan was underwhelming to say the least. The done is high up - so the only advantage is the nice view of the city/mountians but apart from that there is really nothing happening there - there was some art displayed, a human-made geyser (please go see the real one at Geysir!) and a nice cafe. But was... More 

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hartford, ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is Reykjavik landmark sitting atop large hill looking down on city. People go for the incredible views. You can hike up and down; not overly taxing. There's a decent cafeteria for lunch. Looks like a must do for visitors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent for views over the city. There is a nice café with good selection of food which is good value.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Pearl is quite a fantastic landmark in Reykjavic. We rode on our bikes there, but some paths are not very well signposted. Fantastic view from the top. Free to get in. In foyer is a fountain, I presume to resemble the geysirs in Iceland. We had a drink at the cafe which is on the level below the revolving... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The Pearl affords wonderful unobstructed 360 degree views of the city , harbor and surrounding areas. Easy to get to and is within walking distance for those of us who love to explore on foot. Nice gift shop and cafeteria for lunch. We didn't eat in the more formal restaurant, but the menu looked elegant and delicious!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Can't imagine a better view of Reykjavik! Not much else going on at the Pearl, but worth the trip for the view.

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Address: Oskjuhlio Hill, Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone Number: 354 562 0200
Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik

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