Hallgrimskirkja

Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik

Hallgrimskirkja
4.5
11:00 - 16:00
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
11:00 - 16:00
Saturday
11:00 - 16:00
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
About
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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m2347m
Ventura, CA418 contributions
Impressive
Apr 2021
We got to the church late and so it was closed but it's very impressive on the outside. We took lots of pictures. The church is HUUUUgge. They have limited hours and tours due to covid.
Written 9 May 2021
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Hugh Brown
Worcester, UK7 contributions
Heart of the city
Jun 2020
A beautifully designed Icelandic church, in the heart of the city. I think I remember having to pay a small fee to get to the top of the tower, but it wasn't very much. You can see everything in the city from this old building and it's great when the weather is kind to you. I found this landmark through the InIceland app on the app store. Must recommend!
Written 5 April 2021
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Du Yuesheng
Luneburg, Germany4 contributions
It's a church, period!
Mar 2020
Only interesting if you like modern architecture, church-organ or want to have an (great) overview of Reykjavik...
Written 26 February 2021
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Akulasthraxus
Cedar Park, TX176 contributions
Icelandic Landmark
Mar 2020
I stopped by before a different tour and explored on my own. It's quite a bit more to get to the top than I expected but the view really is pretty amazing. There are two upper floors and there isn't a time limit on how long you can stay at the top. Definitely worth a tour if you're in the area.
Written 7 February 2021
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haanahh
Prague, Czech Republic252 contributions
Awesome view overlooking Reykjavik
Sep 2020
This church is a dominant of Reykjavik. I recommend paying for going up to the tower for a very nice view. There is an elevator that takes you up. You can see whole Reykjavik from the top if the weather is nice. Church staff will happily advise you what is the forecast and what is the best time to go up to see the most.
Written 19 January 2021
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vandams@thetraveller
London, UK120 contributions
Best view to see the city
Jan 2021
Its stands high above everything else, and it has the best viewing point to see Reykjavik and its beauty..
Written 16 January 2021
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Ray
Staines, UK713 contributions
Unpronounceable
Feb 2020
It's definitely an imposing, rugged, masculine structure. Typically Scandinavian in every way. No frills, no over the top styling, no extra bells and whistles. Just something that is practical. From a distance it looks like squirrel wingsuit base jumper and it's location makes it even more prominent but other than that, it's not a very complex piece of architecture so don't know why it took them more than 40 years to build it.

Also design vise it's supposed to have all main elements of nature found in Iceland. The volcano, lava, glacier, waterfall and mountains. Maybe yes but sadly to my unartistic eyes, it looks more like a music instrument.

It does remind me of Shard in London though.
Written 13 January 2021
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Ardon F
13 contributions
Iceland........
Jan 2020
Highly Impressive and gob opening!

This was the site that I most wanted to see....

The rest of the tour was equality amazing...
Written 21 November 2020
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Sara H
19 contributions
The most iconic landmark in Reykjavik
Nov 2020
Whenever you see a picture of Reykjavik, or an overview of the city - it includes Hallgrimskirkja in some way - so it is only fitting to visit this when in Reykjavik. But apart from just seeing the large towering church and statue of Leif Ericsson in front, it is just in such a wonderful location. Any direction you walk from there you will be faced with the beauty of Reykjavik... whether you walk towards Laugavegur and the wonderful shops and restaurants, head down to the ocean to take in it's beauty or walk down Skolavordustigur and end at the pond to feed the ducks... it is all worth it and all such a big part of visiting Reykjavik.
Written 20 November 2020
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Bud B
3 contributions
Awesome structure
Dec 2019
Enjoyed the interior, but alas, arrived in the morning before daylight (8:30 AM). Wish we could have stopped during the day.
Written 11 November 2020
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