June 13, 2016

Opening hours and the tower

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

Admission

Adults: ISK 900

Children: ISK 100 (ages 7-14)

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.

Opening hours*

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.


Opening hours in Hallgrimskirkja over Christmas and new year 2017-2018*

 

23. december, Mass of st. Thorlac: Open from 9 am – 12 pm.

24. december, Christmas Eve: Evensong 6 pm.

Midnight service on Christmas Eve 11.30 pm.

Church is only open for mass. Tower closed.

 25. december, Christmas day: Christmas service at 2 pm.

Church is only open for mass. Tower closed.

26. december, second in Christmas: Lessons and carols at 2 pm.

Church is only open for mass. Tower closed.

27. december: Open from 9 am – 5 pm.

28. december: Open from 9 am – 1 pm.

29. december: Open from 9 am – 5 pm.

30. december: Open from 9 am – 3:30 pm.

Concert 4:30 pm – Festival sounds at New Years Eve.    

31. december, New Years Eve: Open from 10 am – 3:30 pm.

English service with holy communion at 2 pm.

Concert at 4.30 pm – Festival sounds at New Years Eve.

Evensong at 6 pm.

 1. january 2016, New Years day: Festive service at 2 pm.

Church is only open for mass. Tower closed.

2. january: Open from 9 am – 5 pm.

* Further information is on dagatal and on The Friends of Arts society webpage.