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Address: Oskjuhlio Hill, Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone Number: 354 562 0200
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Lovely meal and service

Pricey, yes, everything is in Reyk. We enjoyed a lovely meal and excellent service. Thank you Perlan!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Rocky Mount, VA USA

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Atlanta,Georgia
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88 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you take the hop off hop on bus, this is a great place to have lunch and take pictures of the city from the walk way around the top. The food is excellent and the views are spectacular. We were took it is even nicer at night. We will try dinner the next time we are there. It is... More 

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Rocky Mount, VA USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pricey, yes, everything is in Reyk. We enjoyed a lovely meal and excellent service. Thank you Perlan!

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Germany
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to take a look on Reykjavik that's one place you should definitely go. If the weather conditions allow you've got great views of the city and the surrounding landscape.

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Warren County, Ohio
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great views of the city. Restaurant is nice with a variety of food.Had excellent ic e cream. Man made 'geyser' at base floor.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting stop on the Hop on Hop off red bus. Really not a lot to see or do unless you are hungry. The top is a nice place to grab a bit while the room rotates around.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful building giving panoramic views above the capital. The external platform revolves slowly, but noticeably. There is a gift shop and restaurant. An internal fountain can catch you unawares!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A little difficult to find after getting off the bus, but passed some local people who were very helpful. Walked up to a little wooded area and I must say that Perlan is an unusual but interesting building. There are some sculptures which make a nice photo opportunity just before entering, but the 360 degree views from the viewing tower... More 

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Akureyri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Million dollar view of city and the greater Reykjavík area. Free of charge, walking around the circumference of this interesting building is the best way to get an oversight of Reykjavík and its surroundings. Museum, restaurant and diner all worth visiting, especially the revolving restaurant

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A little trek from the centre of Reykjavik, we walked to the Perlan navigating by sight (we probably didn't walk the quickest route). The Perlan offers a good, though basic cafe on the 4th floor together with a freely accessible observation deck which provides some of the best views over the city. There is, of course, a high-end restaurant on... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Pearl is near the local or domestic airport right in Reykjavik. The tanks hold hot water piped in from nearby (maybe 15 miles) drilling sites. Water heated from geothermal energy is piped to these insulated tanks for distribution to homes and business in Reykjavik. Most homes do not have their own hot water heater but get hot water piped... More 

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