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.


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.

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.

Further information is on our dagatal (calendar) about events and closing of the church due ceremonys and on The Friends of Arts society webpage for concerts.