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“Much smaller than you'd think...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hallgrimskirkja

Hallgrimskirkja
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Reykjavik City Walking Tour with a Local: A Walk with a Viking
Ranked #4 of 176 things to do in Reykjavik
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“Much smaller than you'd think...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Worth a trip here, and pay the small fee to go up top and see the view, that's the best bit!
The inside of the church is warm and comfortable, but being Protestant there's not much in the way of statues/paintings or religious icons inside. It's quite stark apart from the organ (currently covered for refurbishment), and nice real candles. It's nowhere near as big as many of the photo shopped pics would lead you to believe, if you've seen St Paul's, St Peters, St Basil's or Notre Dame then you might be disappointed here.
It's a Rekyavik must see tho, and again that view is worth the ride.

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“Great viewpoint”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

The church is interesting though not beautiful. However, for 600 crowns, you get one of the best - if not the best - views over Reykjavik. Well worth going to.

Visited February 2013
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“Iconic and a great tower view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

This church high on a hill can be seen from most of Reykjavik with it's distinctive tower and shape. Visiting inside is free. A ride to the tower is 600 IKR. From the top the view in all directions is magnificent. there are stairs one can climb to view from open slats rather than the windows at the top of the elevator but we found the view through the windows best.

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Visited February 2013
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“Quirky Church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

I first visited this church with my husband in 2002, and fell in love with the exterior. It appeals to me as a church which fits in the modern-age as opposed to a 'traditional' type church.

11 years later, I brought my daughter aged 10 to visit this and we went indoors and up the tower. We both enjoyed this and seeing the views.

Visited February 2013
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“Great Views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

The church is small and modern. We did arrive hoping to attend the free daily organ concert. However the pipes were being cleaned. It is worth the small fee to go in the elevator to the top of the church. Wonderful spot to take scenic pictures of the city of Reykjavik.

Visited February 2013
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