Church of Hallgrímur

Church, Scenic Lookout, and Historic Site
Miðborg, Reykjavík
  • Christine W.
    "great view of iceland!"(5 Tips)
    Magaly ❄
    "Great view of Reykjavik downtown from the top!"(4 Tips)
    "You gotta love the architecture and views from the tower!"(13 Tips)
    Adam M.
    "Stunning, minimalist church."(2 Tips)
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  • Julia S.
    Julia SeamanJuly 13, 2016
    Really great views, often free organ concerts and friendly staff
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethFebruary 12, 2015
    Must take the elevator and then the stairs up to the tippy top 😍
  • Cheryl H.
    Cheryl HowardDecember 27, 2013
    If you go up the tower during winter, be prepared for freezing bone chilling temperatures and the wind whipping through the small space at a frenzied pace.
  • Ian E.
    Ian EverhartSeptember 12, 2016
    Check out services each week: Sundays at 11:00 a.m., and Thursdays at 12:05 p.m.
  • Fred B.
    Fred ByrneFebruary 10
    Views of surrounding areas
  • Karl H.
    An iconic church in Reykjavik. Must see.
  • Jordan E.
    Jordan EshpeterSeptember 15, 2014
    The architecture!
  • Norman C.
    Norman ChiaOctober 9, 2014
    Beautiful view, a must see in Reykjavik
  • Thom J.
    Thom JamesJanuary 25, 2015
    Neat architecture.
  • Yiannis S.
    Yiannis SFebruary 26, 2016
    architecture, great view over Reykjavik
  • Frank T.
    Frank TeschenFebruary 9
    I attended a concert in January 2017 and it was beautiful.
  • Patricia M.
    Patricia MendesFebruary 23
    Loved the view!
  • Nicky D.
    Nicky DigitalOctober 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to the tower!
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleAugust 21, 2015
    saw the organ player practicing, tickets are in gift shop, elevator to top is by front door. 360° views of Reykjavik!
  • Jack L.
    Jack LiuDecember 25, 2016
    The inside of the church is pretty bare if you are used to the ornate European churches
  • Christian K.
    Christian K.April 15, 2016
    Impressive reykjavik landmark
  • Jason
    JasonJuly 31, 2015
    Beautiful, amazing architecture! Also don't be a jerk, dont sneak onto the elevator without paying. Icelandic Jesus is watching you!
  • irispils
    irispilsJune 15, 2016
    You can purchase a ticket to go up to the tower and have a nice scenic view of Reykjavík and surroundings
  • Mary S.
    Mary SJuly 7, 2016
    Tallest overlook in the city. Right dollars.
  • Colin M.
    Colin MercerApril 27, 2013
    Great 'Deco' church and statue of Leif Ericsson, first European discoverer of North America.
  • Kees P.
    Kees PlattelSeptember 29, 2015
    Get the tickets for up top!
  • Mikko T.
    Mikko TaittonenJanuary 26, 2016
    Hienot näköalat!
  • Natalie V.
    Iconic building in Reykjavik.
  • Syahripal F.
    Syahripal FahmiMay 18, 2016
    Great view of reykjavik! 800 krona takes you to the top.
  • Fred B.
    Fred ByrneFebruary 10
    Good place to go and see. Free entry but you have to pay to go up the tower. Worth it though for the views
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Watch the annual Áramótaskaup (comedy special) or mass at the Cathedral before a bonfire party at Hallgrímskirkja or Perlan. – Green Guide Editor
  • Dr. Scott Rennie
    Dr. Scott RennieJune 10, 2012
    The inside is fairly simplistic but the view from the top of the tower is great. Make sure you bring your amateur radio equipment! :)
  • David R.
    David RoseFebruary 25, 2013
    Only approx £3 to go up the tower for great views across Reykjavik :-)
  • Samuel J.
    Samuel JoyNovember 19, 2015
    Gorgeous bird's eye view of the city from the tower!
  • Adel M.
    Adel MojarradAugust 11, 2015
    I personally didn't find it worth visiting. They charge 5Euros to get up there but no one is checking if you have a ticket.
  • Rebecca
    RebeccaFebruary 28, 2016
    Magnificent! The most prominent structure downtown!
  • Ruth L.
    Ruth LimJune 29, 2016
    tickets are 900kr in June 2016.
  • Ingvild M.
    Ingvild M. PlosivMarch 30, 2016
    Architecture. Wow.
  • Espiranza B.
    Espiranza Bint AbdullaOctober 27, 2014
    360 view of reyjavik from the top of the church. I was charged 6 euros but I realized that there is no one checking 😜.
  • natalie k.
    natalie kayOctober 19, 2016
    Gorgeous church
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa StarbucksApril 3, 2016
    It's a very iconic architecture. Take the lift up to the top to see the beautiful view. From there you'll actually see how colourful the houses are.
  • Michele S.
    Michele SalvoAugust 24, 2014
    The Symbol of Reykjiavik..fantastic view from the top!
  • Eric T.
    Eric TsaiApril 7, 2016
    The architecture is one of a kind and you can go to the top for about 8 USD.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SAugust 9, 2015
    Great view of the city from the top.
  • Christine W.
    Christine WongSeptember 6, 2014
    great view of iceland!
  • noskos
    noskosDecember 9, 2015
    Must see place in Reykjavik. Beautiful example of modern architecture.
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle R.March 16, 2014
    Gorgeous details shouldn't be missed
  • Peter v.
    Peter van BredaAugust 18, 2014
    A landmark in Reykjavik. Remarkable architecture. Go visit the top and enjoy the view.
  • James
    JamesApril 22, 2016
    Amazing architecture, fantastic views of Reykjavik.
  • Bjorn d.
    Bjorn de CarroJuly 3, 2016
    Just a pure beauty
  • Alexey S.
    Alexey ShelestenkoJuly 1, 2012
    Check their concert schedule - I wish I knew about the organ performance when I was here.
  • Victoria W.
    Victoria WongJanuary 7, 2015
    The viewing deck admission fee is well worth the breathtaking views of the city
  • Joffrey L.
    Joffrey LacourJanuary 20, 2015
    Incredible church shaped like a spaceship, overlooking Reykjavík. A must-see!
  • Anthony W.
    Very photogenic location
  • Ann S.
    Ann ScantleburyOctober 2, 2016
    Make sure you go into the church to look at the organ. It's very shiny.
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