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The Pearl (Perlan)

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Address: Oskjuhlio Hill, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Perlan

Building work being carried out at present so cold not see all. Looks as if it will be interesting to visit after work complete. Could not go outside on our visit due to very high... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Usually a good place to drop in on at the start of your visit to Iceland. An excellent view of the city. Great outside walkway. Stylish. However renovation (February) means that the building is a building site. Viewing platform still OK but the rest is messy.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So the views from the Perlan (Blue Dome) are amazing, with views all over Reykjavik. We went in Feb 2017 and currently the cafe was the only thing open as such it is Free to enter and look at the view from the observation deck. The signs indicate the restaurant at the very top is being redeveloped and will open... More 

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Schwyz, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice view over the city. But as the restaurant is closed at the moment and the exhibition is going to build up there is nothing more to do or see.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is on top of a small hill. Part of the building is currently under construction inside which will be ready in March 2017. It has a dome roof and a walkway outside. Take the lift to the top floor to get the 360 degree view from the walkway. Make sure to keep warm because of the wind chill factor.... More 

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Horndean, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pity that this attraction is still open although going through a major make over. Apart from the viewing deck not worth a visit.

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Plainview, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting features of holding tanks and usage. Good views of the city..lots of interesting things planned for future development. If you are in the area go see but don't bother making a special trip to see it. You might spend 30-45 minutes there.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was very excited to be getting a taste of a huge variety of local food... so I'd been told. So we decided to pay the extra to sample such variety. This is was much disappointed with as it was pretentiously overpriced, cold tasteless and stale.

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United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Sat on a hill overlooking the city, Perlan is a glass dome structure constructed in the eighties atop a group of water storage tanks. The dome houses a restaurant on the top floor, but when we visited in February 2017 the whole venue was undergoing refurbishment and only the fourth floor was accessible. Here there is a pleasant cafe and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to visit this on a tour but unfortunately it was closed for renovations. Had a good look around the outside in very windy weather some terrific views over the city and over to the coast.

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uk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Building work being carried out at present so cold not see all. Looks as if it will be interesting to visit after work complete. Could not go outside on our visit due to very high winds

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