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“Ugly”
Review of Hallgrimskirkja

Hallgrimskirkja
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US$68.92*
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Reykjavik City Walking Tour
Ranked #1 of 190 things to do in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 31 May 2018

OK, let's be honest. The church is ugly. It is impressive and big but that it. Organs are unique but that is all.

Thank Damir S
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Interesting architecture and very minimalist interior. Quite pretty. Organist was playing the massive organ, which I’m sure was beautiful, but couldn’t appreciate over the noise of the jackhammers doing work on the building. (Bad timing.) The views from the top are great!

Thank Thomas L
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

this beautiful church is seen from the long road approaching it and it is just as lovely inside. We went there at 7 pm - it closed at 9pm so were lucky to catch it open.

We didn't pay to go up the tower so cannot comment but I should imagine it would have been lovely had we enough time.

We heard some choral singers practising and that added to the experience.

I would definitely say to visit this amazing building..

Thank Pip P
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

The admission to the church is 1000kr which around £14.
The church is beautifully sculptured. The view from the top gives a 360 view of Reykjavík and would recommend a visit on arrival to get your barrings

Thank Emily M
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Pretty cool building and pay $10 to go to the top. Worth it. A little history but not much else here.

Thank Jeff C
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