An unusual construction, named «Perlan», will strike you not only with its appearance, but also with a magnificent panoramic view of the city.
«Perlan», which is translated as «the Pearl», is one of the most unusual and amazing buildings in Reykjavík. This fabulous construction is made of huge hot water storage tanks, with a blue glass dome towering over.
You can find lots of entertainments and souvenir shops in Perlan. Under the very dome of the building, there's a revolving restaurant, where the delight of a 360º panorama of Reykjavík will complement nicely a delicious dinner. In addition, you can visit an authentic wax sculpture museum, located in one of the former hot water storage tanks.
Where to do?
The most extraordinary building in Reykjavík is also a real entertainment center, where everyone will find an activity to his or her taste.17
Oskjuhlio Hill, Reykjavík, Iceland.Open hours:
daily from 10:00 to 21:00, the restaurant opens at 18:30.Phone:
+354 562 0200Official website: http://www.perlan.is
the entrance to Perlan is free, the charge for using panoramic telescopes is 100 ISK.
Tips and hints
the best time to visit Perlan is in the evening, as after sunset the building is lit up and looks especially astounding. In these hours, the city panorama transforms beyond recognition, too, with the Milky Way shimmering through the glass dome of the restaurant, thus adding to the charm of the evening.
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