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“Interesting exterior” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hallgrimskirkja

Hallgrimskirkja
Skolavorduholti, Reykjavik 121, Iceland
+354 510 1000
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Reykjavik Sightseeing Tour
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Interesting exterior”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

While it is worth a visit inside, the beauty and intrigue of this place is the exterior architecture.

Visited February 2013
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“Austere interior, extraordinary exterior and impressive organ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The church itself is on top of a hill and it is difficult to miss it when walking around in downtown. The exterior is quite unusual, the interior austere if not dull. I was with colleagues and we just went in for a quick peek and did not go to the top.
When we entered, which was on a Friday evening, a composer was fine tuning sheet music and playing the organ (particularly the food peddling was remarkable). Both the orchestral tune and the extensive set of pipes produced an impressive wall of sound.

Visited June 2013
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“Wonderful views of Reykjavik”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

If in Reykjavik, you can't miss the Hallgrimskirkja! Wonderful views if you pay the small fee to ride the elevator to the top. The church itself is beautiful inside so take a moment to look around. We also found out there are often concerts going on here, though we weren't able to make it to any on this trip.

Visited July 2013
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“Center point of Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Not much to see in the church, but the views were amazing at the top. There is a fee to go to the top via elevator (not allowed to take the stairs), however you must decide if the 5-10 mins is worth the cost. There is a description of the architect at the top as well as some history.

Visited June 2013
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“Great aerial views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The church itself is quite impressive. Then you see the organ inside - wow, so many pipes!

The views from the top are worth the small fee for the lift.

Visited June 2013
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