Hallgrimskirkja

Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik

Hallgrimskirkja
4.5
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
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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krf747
Wilmington, DE68 contributions
Dec. 2021
This is an excellent viewing spot for NYE fireworks. The crowd is friendly, well-behaved and safe. You may want to purchase some goggles to protect your eyes from the falling ash.
Written 26 January 2022
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TJ-UK
England, UK77 contributions
Jan. 2022
A trip to Reykjavik wouldn't be the same without a visit to this iconic church! Free to enter and a small charge to ride the lift to the top for views from the top.
Written 24 January 2022
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Mark W
Oxford, OH53 contributions
Jan. 2022
Went to the top with our university study abroad group. Nice view of Reykjavik and not too expensive. A nice activity if you are already at the church
Written 21 January 2022
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Michael W
5 contributions
Jan. 2022
360 views of the city if you go to the top of the church. It cost 1000 krona. I wish someone was there to tell me more about the history of the church.
Written 21 January 2022
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sammy1987
Wigan, UK368 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
Visited with the hole to go to the viewing point however it was closed.
You can light a candle inside for a loved one or write a note and they will read out on mass.
The church itself is beautiful and worth a visit just shame we couldn’t go to the top.
Written 20 January 2022
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seraphem6
Baltimore, MD126 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Family
It won’t take long but a must see. They had COVID protocols in place when I visited, so we couldn’t go up in the tower, and manu parts were closed off. But still a beautiful spot to visit
Written 18 January 2022
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Marc_and_Kim_Z
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany2,000 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
Not much to see like the older churches on the mainland Europe. It is plain on the inside like you think the island was 150 years ago.
Written 14 January 2022
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Suzanne C
Boston5 contributions
Jan. 2022
The church is beautiful during the day and also at night. The views were amazing in all directions from the clock tower. We also stayed near by enjoyed the bells.
Written 13 January 2022
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Yvette F
Buckingham, UK189 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
Visited this church while staying in reykjavik. It is a nice piece of architecture, resembling a church organ from the outside. Inside is free to visit, although i think you have to pay if you want to go up the tower. It is very simple and minimalist inside, with just a couple of stained glass windows. Interesting for a quick pop in but only takes a few minutes of your day
Written 13 January 2022
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Elina Michaelidou
London, UK413 contributions
Aug. 2021
The church has a very impressive architecture with modest interiors. When we visited there was someone playing the organ and it was a very nice experience. We also paid to take the lift to the observation platform which had great views of the city
Written 12 January 2022
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Hallgrimskirkja is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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