We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Beautiful Churche in the center of ReykjaviK” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hallgrimskirkja

Hallgrimskirkja
Book In Advance
More Info
$53.76*
and up
Reykjavik City Walking Tour with a Local: A Walk with a Viking
Ranked #4 of 176 things to do in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful Churche in the center of ReykjaviK”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

Visit the church and go up into the tower to see the 360 view of downtown Reykjavik. It's spectacular. The church design represents the rock formations that you see at the south shore.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank KMEZZ50
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

11,496 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    5,632
    4,459
    1,252
    119
    34
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Impressive!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

Fabulous 360 view of the city from the tower. The interior is awe-inspiring, especially if you've toured the countryside and can see and understand the glacier/rock theme of the design.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank JoyfulJourney55
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tallahassee, Florida
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“excellent panoramic view of reykjavik”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

not our style of architecture, externally nor internally. that being said, it was well worth the small fee to ride the elevator up i to the tower to see a birds eye view of reykjavik. i'm glad we did it.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank mhigginsh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Somerset
Level Contributor
94 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Best views of the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

Standing majestically over the city, this church is an architechtural dream. Get the elevator to the top floor for some great views and photos - try not to be up there when the bells chime midday - like we were!

The interior is also beautiful - comfortable and welcoming - far removed from how our English churches are.

One request - please pay the small fee to use the elevator and help with the church maintenance programme - most tourists just charged in, got what they wanted and left!

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank Lizzie72
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Overrated.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

Ugly, bare cement monolith. If you're into brutalist modern architecture it might be your cup of tea. The walk up is pleasant but the interior is hugely disappointing.

Helpful?
Thank tealetist
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Hallgrimskirkja also viewed

 
Reykjavik, Capital Region
 

Been to Hallgrimskirkja? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing