The Pearl

Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • 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 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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TripHobo Highlights for The Pearl

  • The Pearl Address: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • The Pearl Contact Number: +354-5620200
  • The Pearl Timing: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • The Pearl Price: Free
  • Best time to visit The Pearl(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Pearl: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting The Pearl

  • 95% of people who visit Reykjavik include The Pearl in their plan

  • 39.23% of people start their The Pearl visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see The Pearl

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

93.93% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Pearl

People normally club together National Museum Of Iceland and Icelandic Phallological Museum while planning their visit to The Pearl.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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The Pearl, Reykjavik Reviews

  • 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'.

  • Very nice Museum. Should definitely check out the observation deck. Food is great with many seats available and the environment is amazing. The ice cave was cool. Easy place to get to and the employees are very helpful and kind. The price for admission is great. If you want to a neat background into Iceland's formation, come here!

  • A museum with information about the history of Iceland (with good pictures), and a beautiful 360 degrees viewing deck to see the land from above (though a part of it was closed during our visit). The museum itself is quite small (would take about 30-60 minutes to see it all), but the real attraction here is the glacier cave. Like walking into a freezer, the glacier cave shows you what it would be like if you were inside one of these monoliths, and the sheer power of these giants which cover the island. Very subjective whether worth admission.

  • Loved this place. Originally built to store volcanic thermal water for heating Reykjavik. Now opened as a museum. It has a very nice restaurant/cafe on top floor with fantastic views of Reykjavik & across sea. Great for taking photos from balcony. There are pay as you go telescopes on balcony also.

  • Amazing structure with views over the entire city. Great place to chill out and spend a few hours. They also run a free shuttle to and from the city so before you spend a while walking up... Like we did, make sure you hop on! Great sunset views from up here too!! Would definitely recommend to anybody spending some time in Reykjavik.

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