December 19, 2015


Opening hours

Summer (May – September): 9 am – 9 pm, tower open 9 am – 8.30.

Winter (October – April): 9 am – 5 pm, tower open 9 am – 4.30 pm.

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

Admission charge for church tower

Adults: ISK 900
Children (7-14): ISK 100

About the church

Address: Hallgrímstorg, 101, Reykjavík
Phone: 510-1000
Email to the pastors: and

Email to the organists: and

Email to the director:

Hallgrimskirkja, the Church of Hallgrimur, is a national monument, dedicated to the most renowned religious poet of Iceland, Hallgrímur Pétursson. The parish is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Iceland. Hallgrimskirkja towers over the center of Reykjavik, and its 73-meter high tower provides a wonderful view over the entire city. Building work started in 1945, and the church was finally consecrated on October 26, 1986. The state architect, Guðjónn Samúelsson (1887-1950) designed the church. He drew richly on Icelandic traditions and materials. The concert organ was inaugurated in 1992. It was constructed by Johannes Klais Orgelbau in Bonn, Germany. Friends of the Arts of Hallgrimskirkja was founded in 1982 and is the organizer of artistic events in the church. A festival of sacred art is held every second year and the International Organ Summer takes place every year.

Wikipedia on Hallgrimskirkja see this link.