Hallgrimskirkja Church, Reykjavik, Iceland

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Accessibility:

Please see https://guidetoiceland.is/travel-info/iceland-in-a-wheelchair-adventures-accessible-to-everyone and https://visitreykjavik.is/city/access-disabled and http://spintheglobe.net/dir/2016/09/13/wheelchair-accessible-reykjavik-iceland/

and https://www.thekkingarmidstod.is/english/ about Sjálfsbjörg (The National Association of People with Disabilities in Iceland) which has the stated goal of “working to create [a society in which] the disabled enjoy full participation and equality” and regularly conducts surveys on museums, pools, and other public places, making recommendations for country-wide improvements.  

Brief description:

Hallgrímskirkja is the largest church (built from 1945-1986) in the country, and towers over the centre of Reykjavík. Its 73-metre-high tower provides a superb 360° view over all Reykjavík, the mountains around and the ocean stretching west to Greenland and the Americas. Because of this, the tower is among the most visited tourist destinations in Reykjavík.

Address:

Hallgrímstorg 1 101 Reykjavík

Email:

kirkjuverdir@hallgrimskirkja.is

Phone:

+354 510 1000

Website:

https://en.hallgrimskirkja.is/

Directions:

Situated between Highways 41 and 49

Opening Times:

Winter (October – April): 09:00 – 17:00. Tower closes 16:30.

Summer (May – September): 09:00 – 21:00. Tower closes 20:30.

The tower is closed on Sundays from 10:30 – 12:15 during mass at 11:00.

Hallgrímskirkja is an active, working church and sometimes we may close the church without notice, especially due to weddings or funerals.

Tower Admission: Adults: ISK 1000, Children: ISK 100 (ages 7-16)

Tickets are sold in the church shop. 

Access to the tower is only by lift. At the top there are a few steps to the open-air viewing platform.

Transport:

Please see https://www.icetra.is/  and https://visitreykjavik.is/city/public-transportation on Public transportation (called Strætó in Icelandic). Reykjavík has an excellent bus system with regular services to and from all the city’s major towns and attractions. For information, access to their convenient destination planner and free travel app,  visit strætó.is. For a map of services please see http://www.publictransport.is/

If you choose to explore Reykjavík by bus you might also want to consider investing in the Reykjavík City Card. The card gives you 24, 48 or 72 hours unlimited travel on the city busses as well as admission to major attractions and discounts at shops and restaurants.

Amenities:

There are many amenities in Reykjavík.