Hallgrímskirkja

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General Information

Hallgrímskirkja is a Lutheran church situated in Reykjavik, Iceland. Construction of the church started in 1945 and was completed in 1986, it is one of the tallest structures in Iceland and is a landmark in the city of Reykjavik. The Expressionist church was designed by Guojon Samuelsson, it is quite a unique structure, said to resemble the trap rocks, mountains and glaciers of Iceland. The church, which is a popular place of worship in the city is named after Icelandic poet Hallgrimur Petursson. Its tower contains an observation deck that provides elevated views over the city.

Getting there

The church is situated in the city centre. It is within walking distance of most of the city. You can take the 5, 14, 15 and 18 buses that stop a short walk away.

Opening Times and Admission

In the summer months (May to September) the church is open to visitors 9am-9pm. In the winter months (October to April) the church is open 9am-5pm. The tower closes 30 minutes before closure time and is completely closed on Sundays. You can enter the church for free but entry to the tower costs 1000 ISK for adults and 100 ISK for children.

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