The PearlCurrently Closed
- Address: Reykjavik, Iceland
- Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +354-5620200
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, Food And Drinks, Leisure, Family And Kids, Architecture
The Pearl - Review
Overlooking the whole of Reykjavik is The Pearl, a dome shaped building captivating millions of tons of hot water! The walk towards the dome itself is extremely refreshing with perfectly landscaped garden and artificial geysers. The building was designed by Ingimundur Sveinsson.
The dome houses a revolving an upmarket restaurant which gives an exquisite dining experience to the guests, the delicious spread of food along the breathtaking view from the dome delivers a great experience altogether! For a less expensive treat one can visit the cafeteria which is extremely family friendly offering a great array of sandwich, cakes and baverages.
On the ground floor we have the Saga Museum, a wonderful display of Icelandic History giving out an insight as to how the people of Reykjavik lived in the olden times.
The Pearl Ticket Prices
- For Saga Museum, entry for adult ISK 1500; entry for child ISK 800.
- Entry to the building is for free .
The Pearl Hours
- The building opens at 10am
- Perlan Cafe: 10am – 9pm
- Perlan restaurant: From 6:30pm
How To reach The Pearl by Public Transport
- Nearby bus station: Perlan Bus Stop
Restaurants Near The Pearl
- A cafe and a restaurant on site.
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Things to Know Before Visiting The Pearl
95% of people who visit Reykjavik include The Pearl in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
39.17% of people start their The Pearl visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The Pearl
92.16% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Pearl
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The Pearl, Reykjavik Reviews
Perfect location in Reykjavik for visiting museum and also for dining in the restaurant. Large parking in front of the building. A small park is attached for a little walk. The museum is really fantastic and very modern equipped. Extremely fascinating is the ice cave inside. Take the offered coat because in the cave it is cold. On the terrace you can enjoy a impressing view 360° around over Reykjavik. A must be location!
Good viewing deck. Great place to have a coffee, under the glass dome The staff were friendly. The snow cave was interesting, not for ones who dislike extreme cold temperatures. The exhibits were very informative and interesting It is being renovated, so limited exhibits to see but then the price was reduced as well
The view from the top is great if the weather is good, which is rare. The price for the museum is discounted as constructions are going on but the experience in the cave is amazing. Maybe after constructions this place will be one of the best museums in Reykjavik.
Note: Details added after inquiry by Edda, to make review more helpful. There are 2 distinct entries in Google Maps for Perlan, 1 for the Museum, 1 for the landmark, here is our experience with the 'landmark' ( full disclosure, we did not visit the museum exhibits). We visited the viewpoint, located at the top of the building, as we were told it was one of the best views of Reykjavik. As far as we are concerned, the view is 'okay', and nothing more. Visibility was good for several kilometers, but we were not able to see distant landscape (maybe it would add some spectacular to the view). You will need to pay to access the viewpoint. In our opinion, the view was not worth the money we spent. Restaurant under the dome adds a nice 'cachet', however when we visited, it was closed for a private event, and could not be accessed. Maybe that paying the 'full access' and visiting the exhibits would make the experience better, but based on our experience, it's just 'okay'.
Nice exhibition of natural history of Iceland with with of the city if Reykjavik. It has a restaurant on the top floor. Worth paying a visit to if you're in town. It should take you about an hour to go through the exhibitions. There is some construction in the building so 2 exhibitions were closed (out of four) in September 2018.