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Hallgrimstorgi 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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All reviews beautiful church pipe organ bell tower small fee stained glass elevator ride great view of the city entire city worth a visit interesting architecture basalt columns organist landmark simplicity steeple plain skyline
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Reviewed today via mobile

Tower was closed when we went, but lovely church and architecture to look at. Would go back another time

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 777darrenw
Reviewed today

Recommend going up to have the great view from the 8th floor all over Reykjavik, the bay and on a clear day to the wider area.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ulla58
Reviewed today

Well worth paying to go on the lift to see the views, although no one checked tickets. Very simple church. One stained glass window in the corner The noise is deafening when clock goes off if you are up there

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank alfoquia
Reviewed today via mobile

The small fee to the top of the church is completely worth it. There’s a 360 degree view of Iceland and it’s great for taking photos! It’s architecturally unique and great to wander round.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lucyrhay
Reviewed yesterday

This landmark church in Reykjavik is impressive from inside as well as from the outside. The pipe organ has over 5,000 pipes!! You can go up in the elevator to see the view from the top. The pictures you could get on a clear, sunny...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TravelGal2004
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Paid this church a visit as I had seen a few friends had been and wow what an impressive structure. It feels so clean and contemporary. I visited some stunning churches in Rome and Venice and although this doesn’t have the same frescos and murals...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank paulmG5856OF
Reviewed yesterday

Great architecture well worth the visit, free to get in. Also has an observation area at the top of the tower, which has a small cost, but offers good views over the city.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jim G
Reviewed yesterday

Incredible structure, ate cheaply nearby (lamb stew in bread), great for photos if sunny. They could do with stopping cars parking spoiling the view but overall worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank markkT7543GZ
Reviewed yesterday

Many travelers mistake "Hallgrimskirkja" (The Church of Hallgrimur) for a cathedral, due to it's size and prominent location. In fact it's a "simple" parish church build during a long time - to a big extend by contribution of members of the parish and other beneficiaries....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jorundurk
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The church has some very interesting architecture. It is basically the main attraction in the city because you can kind of see it from anywhere. We did not go inside because there was a funeral while we visited but it was impressive to see from...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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January 13, 2019|
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Response from Tilledd | Reviewed this property |
If the above doesn't help just try their website hallgrimskirkja.is Opt for the English (unless you read Icelandic) and go to the information tab where you'll find events.
Hallie M
June 11, 2018|
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Response from CristinaV1161 | Reviewed this property |
We walked up there, since we had parked along the street with parking meter somewhere else. Sorry.
May 16, 2018|
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Response from larryk974 | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see any schedule posted. We were there Saturday around noon and he was going strong.