Hallgrimskirkja5221 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Skolavoroustigur 101, Reykjavik, Iceland
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 354-5101000
- Ticket Price: 600 ISK
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
It took the architect Guojon Samuelsson over 34 years to build the 74 meters high church; unfortunately he could not live to see his marvelous design! Built in 1974 the aw-inspiring church is situated right in the center of Reykjavik, the columns are made out of volcanic basalt. It also features a gargantuan pipe organ designed by Johannes Klais – a German organ builder. This organ is 15 meters tall and is driven by manual pedals, an astounding creation used for a number of recordings after its construction.
The interiors on the other hand are rather simple; an elevator takes you at the top only to find a breathtaking view of Reykjavik! One can also witness a grand statue of Leifur Eriksson who was the first European to come to America.
Hallgrimskirkja is by far one of the most visited and loved place by tourists in Reykjavik, partly because of the stunning architecture which one can just not miss and partly because of the local concerts held here from June-August on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at around 5:00 pm – a great way to see the local side of Icelandic living.
Hallgrimskirkja Travel Tips
- Tickets for the tower are sold in the church.
- Access to the tower is by lift.
Entrance Ticket Details For Hallgrimskirkja
Entry to the church:
Entry to the tower:
- Adults: 900 ISK
- Children: 100 ISK (age 7 -14)
Winter (October to April):
- The tower: 9am – 4:45pm
Summer (May to September):
- The tower: 9am – 8:45pm
The tower is closed during service on Sundays: 11am
How to Reach Hallgrimskirkja
- Nearby bus station: Landspitalinn
- Cafe Loki
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91.49% of people who visit Reykjavik include Hallgrimskirkja in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
54.68% of people start their Hallgrimskirkja visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Hallgrimskirkja
83.17% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hallgrimskirkja