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“Pretty church”
Review of Hallgrimskirkja

Hallgrimskirkja
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US$41.26*
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City Sightseeing Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #1 of 179 things to do in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church looks better outside than inside and the tower tour didn't show much but the staff were friendly. Perhaps our experience was ruined slightly but the loud people inside which cannot be helped.

Thank Marteen G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid the 1,000 krona per ticket to get the lift to the top for the views. Well worth it, lovely views around Reykjavik.Queued to get lift up but didn't have to wait too long, could be busier at peak times though. Only one lift.

Thank BridgetMartin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church rises up and dominates the Reykjavik landscape, compelling travellers to at least stop in for a short visit. Outside it reminds me a little of a scaled down and modernized version of Roskilde Cathedral.
No time to go up in the tower unfortunately. However, we did enjoy a quick tour inside. Clean lines, spartan and a little cold - in retrospect a perfect for for the Icelandic culture. It felt rather natural after a trip to the glacial museum on the hill.

Thank jimlab99
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cathedral is a landmark in Reykjavik. Visitors expecting that this cathedral will compare to any of the classic Catholic cathedrals in Europe will be disappointed. Icelanders are overwhelmingly Lutheran and the inside of this edifice reflects that -- it is the most plain cathedral I have ever visited. There is no stained glass or color at all. Just white on white. The building looks spectacular from a distance, but up close it also is very plain -- looks like stucco. The only spectacular thing about the cathedral aside from perhaps is height is the impressive pipe organ on the inside. I would love to hear it, but it's nice just to look at. A visit of five minutes here was fine for me & glad that I went.

Thank WayneRSam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The architecture of this church pulls you in. Inside the architectural wonder continues minus stained glasses.

Thank Greacia H
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