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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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Good free view

I went to The Pearl on a nice sunny day to see the view from the free viewing platform and just walked there and back although I could have taken a bus. There's a cafe and gift... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This is a tower that supplies fresh water to the area, but also has a lookout platform over the city and a nice restaurant with awesome 360 views of the area. It was in walking distance from y hotel, with some walking and bike paths around the site. I would definitely recommend Perlan even if you don't eat here, you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I went to The Pearl on a nice sunny day to see the view from the free viewing platform and just walked there and back although I could have taken a bus. There's a cafe and gift shop and the famous revolving restaurant. I didn't eat there but I thought that the four-course set meal looked reasonable enough for Iceland.... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

With 4.5 and year old in two we visited Perlan on a blustery day. I liked the staircase, fountain and the idea the cylinders of the structure were water stores. The restaurant was too 'interesting' and grown up for children- looked excellent if we had been without children! However, the cafe on the level of the viewing platform was great... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The views are excellent, but it's quite expensive and it's quite a trek out of town if your on public transport. Worth a visit though.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The observatory deck at Perlan had spectacular views of the city. Unlike the Hallgrimskirkja where you have to pay to get in, Perlan is entirely free and has a panoramic view of Reykjavik. They also have a café, gift shop and year-round Christmas store if you're into that kind of thing!

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Edmonton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here our last evening and wondered why the service was so slow...turns out it takes 2 hours and 20 minutes for this restaurant to make a complete circle, and the meal is timed so that diners have an opportunity to go around once. Food was very good, also. I guess that, because we ordered 2 courses only,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food, I had as much fish dishes as I could and they did not dissapoint! It was only after a while that I realised that the resturant was actually turning so that you could get a 360 panoramic view of Reykavik. The staff were friendly and helpful, kept very high class. I visited this place with my familly, it... More 

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Balfron, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Well worth visiting not just for the 360 degree views but also for the inside including an excellent self service cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Pre booked a month or so before, great table by the window to take advantage of the rotating views. Great service, ordered the 4 course set menu with wine for about £75 per head which was all lovely and my 6 year old enjoyed the children's chicken option.... Expensive but not ridiculous for setting and service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It's free and a great spot to get your bearings in the city. A stainless steel plated observation deck built around several hot water tanks, there are always some exhibits showing, the ice cream is good, there's a nice pricy restaurant on top and there are indoor and outdoor man made geysers.

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