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“Tourist spot”
Review of Perlan

Perlan
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$37.03*
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City Sightseeing Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #19 of 176 things to do in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Perlan - Museum of Icelandic Natural Wonders, will open it's doors in the summer of 2017. When finished this will be the biggest exhibition of the natural wonders of Iceland. While construction takes place, the building will be open to visitors so they can enjoy one of Reykjavik's best viewing platforms. On the fourth floor, Kaffitar will open a pop-up cafe. This summer we will open the Glacier Exhibition, the first part of the Museum of Icelandic Natural Wonders, which is being built on two storeys in one of Perlan’s six hot water tanks. It will illustrate the glaciers, their history and future, and give visitors the amazing opportunity to experience travelling through one of them. At the same time a new and exciting restaurant will open on the top floor of Perlan, underneath the huge glass dome. On the fourth floor will be a gift store that specializes in Icelandic craft and design. The second part of the Museum of Icelandic Natural Wonders opens in 2018: a new, cutting-edge planetarium that offers a 360-degree domed immersive experience with surround sound and the best image quality available in the world today. In the summer of 2018 we will open the third part, which will also be the largest part to date. Now we will use the entire ground floor of Perlan to feature various pearls of Icelandic nature.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Tourist spot”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Nice rotating view, amuse buches but not great quality food and oversalted. They tried to be fancy with things like "bacon snow" which drew us in but didn't deliver. They also left string on our monkfish and provided some rather "rustic" petit fours in the form of orangeblossum macarons, coconut macaroons and some chocolate cakeballs. Nice staff, nice bread, was by far the most expensive place we ate at and not remotely the best.

Visited September 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good view point”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Good views back to Reykjavik from the top. The dome is a glass covered restaurant that serves a very good selection of food. Several nice shops inside. I was rather under whelmed by the 'geysir' inside. Elevator or stairs to the top.

Visited September 2013
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Port St. Lucie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“great views”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

A great museum about the sagas of Iceland, a great restaurant and wonderful 360 degree views off the surrounding areas.

Visited September 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great views”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

The views were great from here, you can see all around the city. It was a very windy day when we went but still got some good photo's. The café was good, did a very good soup and salad. There is a fountain inside too. A museum on the ground floor that we did not go in to but it sounded good.

Visited September 2013
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TLV
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“Nice but certainly not must”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Observation is free.
I think that observation of the cathedral more beautiful.
There is the Museum of Sage. Only go if you have a lot of free time, and you do not mind spending the money. It's not really amazing, absolutely indispensable.
Apart from the lookout and museum and cafeteria there's really nothing to do.

Visited September 2013
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