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Review of Hallgrimskirkja

Hallgrimskirkja
Ranked #1 of 121 things to do in Reykjavik
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed May 27, 2018

We were staying at a hotel directly across the street from the Hallgrimskirkja, and it found the church to be very beautiful and captivating, both the exterior and the bottom floor of the interior. Was very cool hearing the organ being played.

As the weather was quite cloudy and rainy during our stay, we debated whether or not it was worth the 1,000 kr (~$9.50 USD) to take the elevator to the top and potentially not be able to see very far. During our last night in Reykjavik, the sun started to come out and we decided to go for it! From the top, the city itself, the lake, and the mountains can be seen. The view was slightly underwhelming, but I am glad we did it and the weather may have been a factor in our experience. It was a bit odd that nobody ever asked for our tickets once we purchased, and nobody was either at the elevator or at the top of the steeple to collect/check tickets.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ECass96
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

This church was absolutely beautiful inside. We went on a very, very cold day in February, it was dark and gloomy outside. Once inside, the organ is playing and people were taking their turn at playing. I'm not sure if these people were visitors or students of the church. You have to pay to go upstairs to look out on the city. I found this strange because there is no one to take accountability of your ticket purchase. Again, it was cold and windy that day so we had to rush upstairs to look out the windows and take quick pictures and leave.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MFelicia
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

This Lutheran Church is very clean in its style. It is free to enter but you will need to pay $10 if you want to take the elevator to the top to look out over the city.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank I7401BVbrianl
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Pretty building, close to the main shopping area. You can get a beautiful panoramic view of it from Perlan.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Linda B
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful historic church. Highly recommend stopping by to take it in. The exterior is breath taking. The interior is historic, beautiful and peaceful.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 515sf
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