in Reykjavík


The church is open every day from 9am-9pm.


You are welcome to Hallgrímskirkja

Hallgrímskirkja stands guard over Reykjavík. The church is both a parish church and a national sanctuary in Iceland. Its stepped concrete facade is an ode to modernism and a reminder of the Icelandic landscape. The church is named after the 17th-century clergyman Hallgrímur Pétursson, author of Hymns of the Passion. Hallgrímskirkja is an Evangelical-Lutheran church and is a part of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Iceland.

Hallgrímskirkja is one of the most visited places by tourists in Iceland. Every day thousands of people visit the church. Admission to the church is free. Admission to the tower is ISK 900 – ISK 100 for the children (7-14).


Haukur Guðlaugsson is an 85 year old organist and former music coordinator of the National church of Iceland. He has held many concerts all over the world. Now on his retirement age he comes alot and plays on the organ for church guests. Mick Matthews visited the church and made this video for us. Thank you Haukur and Mike.