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.
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