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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 steeple organist landmark simplicity plain skyline
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Reviewed today

An impressive landmark to see in Reykjavik, and doesn't take long to stop by and have a quick look / get a photo. Would recommend going up the spire - only 1000kr (around £7 GBP) - for really great views over the entire city. Didn't...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alexharris182
Reviewed today

A beautiful building, simple and elegant. Everything a place of worship should be, with none of the trappings of ostentatious wealth on display that could be better used elsewhere. The choir was rehearsing for a service when we visited, and the experience was wonderful.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Stephen A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely church and good if you like a bit of history about the building too. Great views though the space to see out it quite limited as it has bars up. Quite a few steps so one for the easily mobile! Worth a look though.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 756cazk
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely view from the tower, but being modern, you don't get the sense of awe you get with old cathedrals. A beautiful iconic building from the outside, but other than the view I personally didn't love the experience (as a non-religious visitor)

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jayr9092019
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth a visit if only to see the fantastic organ pipes inside the church it really was a sight and the sound was amazing. Views of the whole city from the top. Worth a visit

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sarahh67
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Simple architecture with clever design which make it flash Very nice to visit around February at city night lights, they lighting it with music and dancing light interesting if you are around

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tay2373
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an amazing place to visit, the interesting thing about the church apart from its sleek modern lines is the lack of stain glass windows, only a couple of beautiful examples. The organ is incredible and we were fortunate to be there whilst the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank philbertNottingham
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This stunning church dominates the city. Highly visible from all over the city, it forms a fantastic reference point. Far beyond that, it is a stunning piece of architecture. From the outside it is iconic, but go inside and see the internal structure to encounter...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Al_Gale777
Reviewed 2 days ago

Take the lift to the top. Awesome views. A bit of a wait for the lift as it only carries 6 people at a time. Well worth the wait though.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PeteHawker
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited this church on a freezing cold, snowy day. It is stunning. After looking around the inside which is beautiful and free, we paid to go up to the top and the views were worth the 1000 ISK fee. There is a lift that...More

Date of experience: February 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.
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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.