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The Pearl (Perlan)

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Address: Oeskjuhlid, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number: 354 562 0200
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How to make something interesting out of hot water!!!

We weren't sure what we were going to see as this is a storage area for hot water but what a surprise. This is how to make a tourist attraction out of something so mundane. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Val C
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New Mills, United Kingdom
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It really worth to pay a visit on this location situated on hill and easily reachable by public transportation with the bus no. 18 from Hlemmur station. Inside you will find a restaurant and a cafeteria. Step upside and go to the viewing deck, where you can enjoy the panorama of the city.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting to geothermo buffs with an expensive café and a very expensive restaurant. Free to walk round and the view s quite good.

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not that much to see there, really it is all about the views, which are great. Worth a walk out there or the buses go there.

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New Mills, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We weren't sure what we were going to see as this is a storage area for hot water but what a surprise. This is how to make a tourist attraction out of something so mundane. The Icelanders are justifiably proud of this building. The views are wonderful and we had a great cup of coffee while looking out over Reykyavik... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a striking glass domed building which graces the sky line as you travel towards the city. We actually went to eat here as it has a revolving restaurant at the top,its lovely to see the landscape drift by as you eat.It was also delicious food and with charming staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic views across the city, free entry, teas, toilets, gift shops. Well worth a visit at any time of the day

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The people of Reykjavic are excited about showing you their city's hot water distribution center. But unless you are a civil engineer, this is the most boring thing I can imagine doing. I still don't understand why I bothered.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Perlan is a building with views on Reykjavik but if you were to Hallimkrirja, the views from there are much pretty nicer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and great with a viewpoint without charge. Great house both indoor and outdoor. A bit too far from the city to get a perfect picture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the places you should visit when visiting Reykjavik. The Perlan restaurant slowly rotates and making a full turn every 2 hours and you get spectacular 360 degrees panoramic view. Especially in the evening and you may see the northern lights. The food is excellent especially the fish dish.There is also a cafe perfect for a light... More 

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