We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Ugly”
Review of Hallgrimskirkja

Hallgrimskirkja
Book In Advance
More Info
US$68.33*
and up
Reykjavik City Walking Tour
Ranked #1 of 187 things to do in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (16,728)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"beautiful church"
in 1,097 reviews
"pipe organ"
in 629 reviews
"elevator ride"
in 152 reviews
"entire city"
in 134 reviews
"bell tower"
in 350 reviews
"small fee"
in 386 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 212 reviews
"stained glass"
in 158 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 570 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 139 reviews
"interesting architecture"
in 171 reviews
"basalt columns"
in 138 reviews
"landmark"
in 729 reviews
"steeple"
in 225 reviews
"organist"
in 509 reviews
"simplicity"
in 345 reviews
"skyline"
in 220 reviews
Filter

205 - 209 of 16,728 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Jeff C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Hallgrimskirkja also viewed

Reykjavik, Capital Region
Reykjavik, Capital Region
 

Been to Hallgrimskirkja? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing