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“Simply Beautiful”

Icelandic Opera (Islenska Operan)
Ranked #26 of 181 things to do in Reykjavik
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Did not get to see a performance, but thoroughly enjoyed exploring the interior and exterior of this beautiful building. Great cafe and gift shop (selling nice Icelandic gifts-not touristy junk) inside. Incredible views of the harbor from the rear deck/balcony. Free admission to explore and free restrooms. Highly recommend a visit (even if you cannot attend a performance).

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Beautiful - the windows and the views are worth the visit alone. Tours are available for a price - we just wanted to wander around and soak it up. The cafe inside was very nice as was the inside market. The architecture was amazing.

Thank Elaine B
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

I was not sure about coming in here, but I am so glad that we did. We did not stay long or catch an event. There was a little gift shop that had some cool stuff to look at. However, it was so beautiful inside. The windows look so much cooler inside. I think to really appreciate it, you need to go inside.

Thank Jonathan H
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

This is certainly an architectural must see, we spent an age wandering up and down the stair cases, looking at the changes in view, the way the glass "crystals" line up in an infinite view. We were lucky enough to see someone having a private viewing and the guide let us follow through to an area overlooking the harbour which was quite stunning on a sunny day.
The restaurant was excellent value too.
It was just a shame we never go to see or hear a concert, but perhaps we will return one day? Again this was March 2015 but just got around to reviewing it.

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a wonderful building with glass that throws light and shadows everywhere.. Amazing. Stunning and beautiful.

Thank HFP52
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