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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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Great views of the city, cool building

This Is such an interesting building on a hill overlooking the city. There is a cluster of bizarre statues outside, where people enjoyed posing for photos. Inside we enjoyed the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Anne-Marie W
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Portland, Oregon
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Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spotted the Pearl whilst driving out of Reykjavik on the way back to our hotel and thought we would go take a look. When turning to the carpark, we was greeted by this fascinating looking building. On entry, I must admit we felt very out of place and we wasn't overly sure what was here other than a restaurant.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was one we were excited about with its revolving restaurant and we thought a visit would enhance our stay in Iceland, how wrong can one be! The restaurant was relatively empty when we arrived and we were fortunate to be seated at a table by the window affording us an excellent view whilst the room revolved 360 degrees (and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Is such an interesting building on a hill overlooking the city. There is a cluster of bizarre statues outside, where people enjoyed posing for photos. Inside we enjoyed the Geysir in the lobby that shoots water straight up to the 4th floor. The cafeteria on the 4th floor is excellent for a refreshing break. Be sure to go outside... More 

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Thank Anne-Marie W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must-see in Reykjavik! Definitely visit Perlan when you are Reykjavik for the fantastic views of the city. A great spot to take some good photos. The building itself is quirky and has a restaurant on the top floor that very slowly spins 360 degrees so that you get a view in every direction while you dine which is a... More 

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Thank Becky G
South Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a cluster of huge water holding tanks that also housed the Saga museum. It had a large viewing platform on top but I just loved the idea of something so useful being beautiful. Plus the views of Reykjavik were stunning. Worth a visit if you are driving by.

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Thank Diane K
Skudeneshavn, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place with good and tasty food for a cheap price, good service, clean place. There is a restaurant on the top that turing around while you sitting there and eat and in the 4 level is a cafeteria with very cheap, good and tast food, there is also a viking history museum in the building and a art gallary

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Gillette, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on our last evening to celebrate our wonderful time in Iceland. We had a delightful meal, crowned with the best desert we had in Iceland. The views from the revolving restaurant were wonderful. The 4-course set menu was priced similarly to other restaurants we tried during our visit to Reykjavik. The service was excellent. And as we left,... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful views from the 4th floor and no cost to walk around and have a look! Worth going if you want some beautiful views.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walked here from downtown. Good views of the city and surrounding area. Other than that it really wasn't worth the effort to get there.

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Thank Jim D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An interesting building, with a nice (but expensive) restaurant in the top dome. Outside the dome you can walk around and see the sights around Reykjavík, so well worth the visit

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