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.

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Lent and easter in Hallgrímskirkja 2017

Holy Thursday – April 13th

Church open 9 am – 10 pm
Tower open 9 am – 4.30 pm

2 pm. Children‘s music festival

Children and youth choirs from different churches sing and perform various church music.
Free admittance

8 pm. Eucharist, Getsemane-meditation

The Last Supper is remembered in the Getsemane hour. Members from Hallgrímskirkja‘s Motet Choir sing. Organist is Björn Steinar Sólbergsson.

Good Friday – April 14th

Church open 9 am – 5 pm
Tower open 9 am – 4.30 pm

11 am. Good Friday Service

Celebrant and preacher is Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir. Hallgrímskirkja‘s Motet Choir and organ.

1 – 6 pm. Reading of Hallgrímur Pétursson‘s Hymns of the Passion

Reading of the epic Hymns of the Passion with organ music between readings. Icelandic writers read the poems.
Free Admittance

Resurrection day, Easter Sunday – March 16th

Church open 9 am – 5 pm
Tower open 9 am – 4.30 pm

8 am. Festive Mass

Celebrant and preacher is Birgir Ásgeirsson with Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir. Hallgrímskirkja‘s Motet Choir and the Klais-organ perform Easter music.

11 am. Festive Mass

Celebrant and preacher is Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir with Birgir Ásgeirsson. Hallgrímskirkja‘s Motet Choir and the Klais-organ perform Easter music.

Second day of Easter – March 28th

Church open 9 am – 5 pm
Tower open 9 am – 4.30 pm

11 am. Mass and confirmation

Celebrants are Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir and Birgir Ásgeirsson. The Motet Choir and the Klais-organ perform.