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“Modern church and beautiul views from the tower”
Review of Hallgrimskirkja

Hallgrimskirkja
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$62.22*
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2-Hour Reykjavik City Walking Tour
Ranked #8 of 183 things to do in Reykjavik
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed May 20, 2013

A very modern and beautiful church. You must go to the top to enjoy the beautiful town views. The church has a big church pipe organ, and the music creates the perfect atmosphere to pray.

Thank Rita8363
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Our third visit to Reykjavik and an opportunity to re-visit Hallgrimms ... amazing architecture; clean and vast inside with the most spectacular organ and the seating is perfect - tip the back rest according to the focus - altar or organ ... on a previous visit we had attended an organ recital (there was a charge; of course - it was excellent value!) ... WOW!!! blows your mind; fabulous as if you were cocooned in glorious sound ... cd's available to buy, of course, to take home the experience!
On this occasion the organist was preparing for the evening service - about 30 from our ship made an impromptu circle singing ... Crimond ... the "other" visitors enjoyed as well and it was just perfect!

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

This church is so awesome!! You have to go up the tower to see the panramic view of the town!! The huge organ is crazy!!! A must see in Reykjavik!!

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

You'll know where you are in Reykjavik just based on whether you can see this church or not. It's definitely a landmark.The outside is really cool - and huge! The organ inside is a site to see.
The best part, though is going to the top and looking out. It's cold and windy at the very, very top (which is to be expected, really, considering how high up you are). You can look out on all sides of the tower and can see pretty far on a clear sunny day. It's really fun to be up in the tower when the bells ring!

Thank lizabelle1217
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We were staying opposite the Hallgrimur and I never got tired of looking at it. Early evening is the best time to take photo's as they Illuminate the spire and it looks like delicate lace. The organ is played at midday and you can purchase home made soup after not too sure about the summer months.
You can also purchase a ticket to go up the tower either by lift or on foot. We thought this was well worth the money especially if you are into photography- you also have the option of going onto the final level but only using the stairs.
As you are looking at the front of the church over to your right is a small walled open air sculpture park worth giving it a look nothing phenomenal but of interest . doesn't take long to walk around. If you didn't have the soup and a little hungry directly opposite the front of the church on a corner is a restaurant that specialises in Icelandic food and is a good lunch stop...sorry the name has slipped my memory but the meat soup hasn't.

Thank AnnieP240
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