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“It's all about the view!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Pearl (Perlan)

The Pearl (Perlan)
Oskjuhlio Hill, Reykjavik, Iceland
354 562 0200
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Reykjavik Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #17 of 68 Attractions in Reykjavik
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Richmond, VA USA
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“It's all about the view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I went to the Pearl (Perlan) strictly for the observation deck. (I didn't go in the Saga Museum, eat at the restaurant or hit up their cafeteria. I did look at their souvenirs but was not impressed.)
The observation deck is free. (Just take the elevator up. Go through the revolving doors. Prepare to be enchanted by the view.)
The views are amazing! You get a 360 degree view of Reykjavik. Definitely worth the walk or drive!

Visited October 2012
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“Great viw”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Loved the walk up and the view from the Pearl but we did not get there while the museum was open so it was somewhat underwhelming.

Visited October 2012
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“beautiful place and people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

we ate in some lovely restaurants whilst in Iceland, but this was extra special because of the views in early evening and when it became dark, in the revolving restaurant.

Visited November 2011
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Considering that you will be walking on the top of hot water storage tanks able to oversee most of Reykjavik this is a place you do not want to miss visiting. In the glass dome above the tanks there is a first class restaurants.

As a bonus there is actually a viking museum in one of the tanks and an artificial erupting hot spring both inside as well as outside.

Visited October 2012
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“Nice view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The view was nice but we didn't eat at the restaurant so can't comment on that. I couldn't really see why it was there but we had time to kill and it was good for that. I wouldn't make a special trip if your time is tight.

Visited September 2012
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