Hallgrimskirkja

Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik

Hallgrimskirkja
4.5
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Hallgrimskirkja is the largest church in the country, and towers over the centre of Reykjavik. Its 73-metre-high tower provides a wonderful 360° view over all Reykjavik, the mountains around and the ocean streaching west to Greenland and the Americas. Because of this, the tower is among the most visited tourist destinations in Reykjavik. Tower admission Adults: ISK 1000 Children: ISK 100 (ages 7-16) Tickets are sold in the church shop. Access to the tower is only by lift. At the top there are a few steps to the open-air viewing platform. Winter (October – April): 09:00 – 17:00. Tower closes 16:30. Summer (May – September): 09:00 – 21:00. Tower closes 20:30. The tower is closed on Sundays from 10:30 – 12:15 during mass at 11:00. Hallgrimskirkja is an active, working church and sometimes we may close the church without notice, especially due to weddings or funerals. Everyone is welcome to join services and concerts, but we ask visitors to stay the whole time to avoid disturbance.
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Christopher B
Derry, NH21 contributions
Jun 2022
Take the elevator to the top for the best views of Reykjavík, and be sure to check out the massive pipe organ in the main church!
Written 5 July 2022
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RichardK938
West Palm Beach, FL728 contributions
Apr 2022
This church is totally unique and very Icelandic with its simulated basaltic column walls and height. Definitely worth seeing although it's very modern. Pay the fee to go to the top for some outstanding views. I could even see the Snaefellsnes Glacier from the top of the tower.
Written 4 July 2022
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abzurk
San Antonio, TX53 contributions
Jun 2022
This church is beautiful and not to be missed both inside and out. Also some interesting statues outside. AND don’t forget to buy a ticket and take the elevator upstairs to see the gorgeous view of Reykjavik! It was raining when we went and we still got some fantastic photos!
Written 3 July 2022
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the_big_b_dog
London, UK65 contributions
Dec 2021
This majestic structure is visible from all around Reykjavik. For a small fee, it is possible to go up to the top in an elevator and enjoy the view
Plus the nearby café sells shark
Written 1 July 2022
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Nana B
New Jersey24 contributions
May 2022
If you're doing a walking tour of Reykjavik it's fairly easy to walk to the serene church. No cost to visit inside but there is a fee to ascend to the tower for a spectacular view of Reykjavik and its surrounding area.
Written 30 June 2022
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LucyAbu
Pasadena, CA250 contributions
Jun 2022
It is very impressive to look! It is beautiful and we though it was pretty cool that the street leading up to the church has rainbows. It can be a bit hard to park nearby but if you circle a bit you can find a spot.
Written 30 June 2022
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Miles Archer
Boca Raton, FL7,294 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Well worth seeing. The architecture is awesome. Check out the interior too. I'm impressed by magnificent architecture, though i don't have a background in that discipline.
Written 29 June 2022
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Claudine S
6 contributions
Jun 2022
A must see, very different interior from many of the other churches I have visited. More simplistic architecture. Loved hearing the bells!
Written 28 June 2022
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Xtina
Northern Virginia, VA26 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Gorgeous! A must see in Reykjavík. It is open to the public and you can walk around and light a candle if you’d like.
Written 28 June 2022
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Minnesota Mom
Saint Paul, MN24 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
An iconic building that is a majestic landmark. Seeing it from the outside is enough, inside is simple but not eventful.

Some nice sculptures on it's front grounds and a Leif Erickson statue for photo shoot with church in the background.
Written 27 June 2022
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Hallgrimskirkja is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
  • Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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