Completed ni 1974, the modern basalt steeple of Hallgrimskirkja is a city landmark.

The tower of Hallgrimskirkja is clearly visible from many points in Reykjavik and serves as a navigational landmark.  Completed in 1974, the splendid basalt cathedral is open daily. During the summer there are concerts four times a week, choir concert Wednesdays at 12 noon, organ concerts Thursdays and Saturdays 12 noon and Sundays at 5 pm.  Admission to the church is free; admission fee of 700 ISK to access the top of the tower and admission for the concerts is variable.