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“Beautiful location, incredible views” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Perlan

Perlan
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$26.52*
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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: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Kirkland, Washington
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“Beautiful location, incredible views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

The Saga Museum was closed. The paths were all covered by ice, no sand. It was very hard to get there on feet (it was very close to our hotel). But the view from the roof was just fantastic!

Visited February 2014
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“Great views. ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Nippy walk up from the marina but we enjoyed the views a lot. We were worries how to get there as some big roads around it but seems there are lots of walking trails around the hill it sits on so was easy enough to get up to.

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Bristol, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Saga museum was ok.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

The Saga museum inside is good and well made but the rest is just a bit...well...meh! The views are nice but if that is what you are after, go to the Hallgrímskirkja Church and go up the spire.

Visited February 2014
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San Jose, California
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“Great sunset views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

We had dinner reservations when the restaurant opened at 6:30 PM and arrived an hour early, giving us plenty of time to walk around and enjoy the view of the city at sunset. The food, except for the lobster soup, was good, but expensive.

Visited February 2014
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Lovely view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

Was great place to have a cup of coffee and a great view. Didn't eat at the expensive restaurant but the café was quite good.

Visited February 2014
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