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Reykjavik 105, Iceland
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Perlan - Museum of Icelandic Natural Wonders, will open it's doors in the summer of 2017. When finished this will be the biggest exhibition of the natural wonders of Iceland. While construction takes place, the building will be open to visitors so they can enjoy one of Reykjavik's best viewing platforms. On the fourth floor, Kaffitar will open a pop-up cafe. This summer we will open the Glacier Exhibition, the first part of the Museum of Icelandic Natural Wonders, which is being built on two storeys in one of Perlan’s six hot water tanks. It will illustrate the glaciers, their history and future, and give visitors the amazing opportunity to experience travelling through one of them. At the same time a new and exciting restaurant will open on the top floor of Perlan, underneath the huge glass dome. On the fourth floor will be a gift store that specializes in Icelandic craft and design. The second part of the Museum of Icelandic Natural Wonders opens in 2018: a new, cutting-edge planetarium that offers a 360-degree domed immersive experience with surround sound and the best image quality available in the world today. In the summer of 2018 we will open the third part, which will also be the largest part to date. Now we will use the entire ground floor of Perlan to feature various pearls of Icelandic nature.
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Reykjavik 105, Iceland
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

"The Pearl" is the highest point in Reykjavik. From their, you have an unobstructed view of the city, harbor, and peninsula. I understand the restaurant is good, though I didn't eat their. It's worth a stop if you have a car.

Thank Skidad2013
Reviewed August 21, 2016

By the standards of Reykjavik's limited attractions, the Pearl probably merits three or four coloured-in circles. Compared to other attractions in the world, it would be lucky to get one circle. It's just a building with an OK view of an ordinary city but if...More

Thank Keith C
Reviewed August 21, 2016

Excellent view over Reykjarvik with a rotating restaurant. The food and service were also very goog. A special experience.

Thank Thor U
Reviewed August 21, 2016

Worth stopping off - on one of the many hop-on-off buses or if you have hired a car - However not worth booking a taxi just to add it to your list - unless you are flush!

Thank Pauldeswardt
Reviewed August 21, 2016

If you have time this is well worth a visit. Once you get over the main road by the airport the walk up to the Perlan is through a small wooded park (you can drive or get a bus). The views over the surrounding area...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed August 20, 2016

The observation deck provides great 360 degree views of the entire city of Reykjavik. Bring your camera! One of the must-see highlights of your visit. This site is situated next to a beautiful park just made for hiking.

Thank 48av8r
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We visited here on a Friday morning in August. The views over Reykjavik and beyond are wonderful and the place has a sense of peace - even when the tour buses arrive. We walked down to the geothermal beach and back, a pleasant walk, and...More

Thank drruthm2014
Reviewed August 20, 2016

Booked our last night meal here for our family of four. Was suppose to be a last night treat. Been here before but many years ago, so I know what to expect. The setting, views and restaurant are five star, but on this occasion the...More

Thank JRHawley
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Great views though a bit of a trek to get there. Very exposed site so stay warm. We had a coffee but did not eat though we saw the restaurant revolve which was fun. Interesting sculptures and worth visiting even on an overcast day with...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Other big cities could learn from The Pearl. Plenty of places have stunning views from revolving restaurants, but the great thing about The Pearl is that if you only want to go up and enjoy the view, it costs nothing, no entrance charge, no demand...More

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andrew f
is this location and restaurant still open? some reports it has closed down?
January 11, 2017|
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Response from lil_ta_2011 | Reviewed this property |
sorry for the delay in replying. just looked at the website and thats what it says! cant believe it what a shame it was a lovely experience. as it happens we also ate at the other place mentioned on the website. we had a... More
Hi - is the Pearl viewing platform open in the winter? We go on 6 January.
December 29, 2016|
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Response from Rob D | Reviewed this property |
The viewing platform is open but wear sensible outdoor shoes while walking around taking in the wonderful views - the floor can be a bit icy during colder weather. I noticed when we took our school group up in November, flat... More
can u just go to the viewing deck without eating. how much if so? thanks
December 1, 2016|
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Response from Prasanna S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can go to the viewing deck without eating. The actual restaurant is 1 floor above the viewing deck. It is free to go to the viewing deck.