Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik

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About Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik

Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Skolavoroustigur 101, Reykjavik, Iceland

Phone: 354-5101000

Ticket Price: 600 ISK

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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 Information

  • Tickets for the tower are sold in the church.
  • Access to the tower is by lift.

Hallgrimskirkja Ticket Prices

Entry to the church:

  • Free

Entry to the tower:

  • Adults: 900 ISK
  • Children: 100 ISK (age 7 -14)

Hallgrimskirkja Opening and Closing Hours

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 by Public Transport

  • Nearby bus station: Landspitalinn 

Restaurants Near Hallgrimskirkja

  • Cafe Loki

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  • 244 feet, the tallest building in Reykjavik is easy to spot especially with its unique architecture. The interior is relatively more humble in size and for 900isk (which is not cheap) at the gift shop, you can get a ticket to take the lift to its top floor where you can have a view of the city below on each side of the church. The lift only take 6 up or down at anyone time and you're not allowed to use the stairs so do expect to spend some time up there. Do spend time looking through each side of the church and spot the other outstanding buildings, on one side you can also catch planes taking off from the airport to the south east

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  • Beautiful architecture that's makes for iconic pictures. Make sure to fit in your schedule going to the tip of the tower because the pictures up there are amazing. You can see the church from far away so it makes for great landmark when getting directionally oriented.

  • It is amazing. I love it. It makes me so happy. It is so beautiful. There is the church room inside because it is a church. Then there is a gift shop, and then is the place to buy your ticket in the gift shop. And then there is the elevator with a ton of floors to visit. I love it and hope that a lot of people put 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • This is arguably the most iconic building of Iceland. This was a really pretty and amazing to see. The inside is nice but to me its just like any other church. From the outside however, its a really great iconic building!

  • This is arguably the most iconic building of Iceland. This was a really pretty and amazing to see. The inside is nice but to me its just like any other church. From the outside however, its a really great iconic building!

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