Go to the top of the steeple to enjoy an astounding view of Reykjavík and the mountainous landscape on the horizon.
The building of a Lutheran church «Hallgrímskirkja» strikes you with its height and amazing architecture. For a long time, it has been one of Iceland's most visited places and a true landmark of the country. This 74,5-meter-high construction reminds of both a bizarrely shaped rock in the center of Reykjavík and grand wings of an angel, although the Hallgrímskirkja is actually built to symbolize a volcano eruption. This association is not a mere chance, as Iceland emerged in the result of volcanic activity. The church is named after the Icelandic poet, Hallgrímur Pétursson.
You can see the high steeple from any point of the city. At the very top of it, there is an observation deck, opening on the whole city and mountainous landscapes on the horizon. Also, you can discern steaming hot springs from there. You don't have to take a «stair climbing test» to admire the incredible panoramic view, as a special lift will take you right to the observation deck.
Where to do?
The Hallgrímskirkja deserves more than just a quick glance from the outside, so come inside to listen to a beautiful organ music here!21
Skólavörðustígur, Reykjavík, 101, Iceland.Open hours:
daily from 09:00 to 20:30Phone:
+354 510 1000Official website: http://www.hallgrimskirkja.is
There is no entrance fee for the church visitors.