The Pearl, ReykjavikCurrently Open
- Address: Reykjavik, Iceland
- Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +354-5620200
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, Food And Drinks, Leisure, Family And Kids, Architecture
About The Pearl, Reykjavik
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 Opening and Closing 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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The Pearl, Reykjavik Reviews
Museum in development. Main exhibit at present primarily an actual reconstruction of an ice cave... Yes dress up warm as it's -15° to -20° (warm overcoats available on req.) With an interesting guided tour.... On exit of cave a further interactive exhibition explaining glaciers, volcanoes and the geology /ecology there of. Also a roof viewing area giving you 360° views of Reykjavik.... Souvenir shop and restaurant. Free transport to and from various stops. An interesting couple of hours.
Good food and good views. Didn't go in the ice caves but went on the 360 view, do not think this is worth the money. Much better to sit in the cafe and enjoy the views. After 9pm the top floor turns, however we were disappointed with how very slow it actually moves. Takes about 90 minutes to do a full rotation which is far too long for the size. If the floor rotated all the time throughout the day this would be better.
Visited a couple of times as our hotel was nearby and there is a free bus from Perlan down to Harpa in the city centre. We only went onto the viewing platform to take in the view. Perlan is one of the highest points in the area. Viewing platform only costs a couple of quid, but there is also a museum and an underground ice cave but the cost of that is about £25pp which is pretty steep. The place is quite iconic but to be honest was looking a bit tired on the outside. Good to visit for the view.
Chips / soup were great but expensive. Perfect, relaxing place to hang out in bad weather, nice shop selling same tourist stuff as most places on the island, amazing 360' views. Confused about pricing - you pay to see the views from outside, but it's free to see them inside... We didn't see the caves as they hadn't shown our driver what they were like, so he couldn't recommend, but great idea to convert an old industrial building into something of national interest.
Great place to see Reykjavik in very first moment. You can climb up the hill (or by car) and then go at the top of the Perlan and see beautiful view of the city. There is also little store and restaurant so you can do shops and eat something either.