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 1000 - ISK 100 for the children (7-16).
Mass on Sundays 11 am. Mass on Wednesdays 12 o’clock. Prayers on Thursdays and Fridays 12 o’clock. Organ concerts on Thursdays 12,30 pm. The pastors and the staff of church may be contacted by phone (+354 510 1000). The pastors are Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir email@example.com and Sigurður Arni Þórðarson firstname.lastname@example.org
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic Iceland was for months closed to tourists. But since mid-June more and more people are visiting Iceland. Many of them would like to visit Hallgrimskirkja. But the opening hours for the church are still limited to Wednesdays to Saturdays 12am – 3pm and Sunday 10am – 3 pm. Mass on Read more about Visiting Hallgrimskirkja[…]
Everyone is welcome to Hallgrímskirkja. In June – August the church is open Wednesdays – Saturdays 12pm – 3pm, Sundays 10am – 3pm. We are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Tower is open Wednesdays – Sundays 12pm – 2:45pm. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Tower is closed during mass on Sundays from 10:30 – 12. Read more about Opening hours[…]
The first organ concert this summer is on June 25th 12,30pm. Björn Steinar Sólbergsson is an organist in Hallgrimskirkja. The entrance fee is 1500 Ikr. Tickets can be bought at the entrance. The Klais-organ of the church is a wonderful instrument and Björn Steinar Sólbergsson is a world-class-organist. The church is a gate of heaven. Read more about Organ concerts[…]
Take care! Because of the coronavirus-pandemic we ask all our visitors of Hallgrimskirkja to help us to keep the church as clean and safe as possible. Hand-sanitizers are located several places in the church, at the elevator and also in the shop. Please, use them. Most contact-surfaces will be regularly cleaned with disinfectant during the day. Read more about Help us to keep Hallgrimskirkja clean[…]
In accordance with the government’s decision on ban of mass gatherings in Iceland – because of COVID19 – there will be changes in Hallgrímskirkja. No services, concerts, gatherings or educational meetings will be held in the church for the next four weeks. Reflections, sermons, announcements and prayers of Hallgrímskirkja’s staff will be shared on www.hallgrimskirkja.is Read more about Announcement because of Covid-19[…]
Pastor: Sigurður Árni Þórðarson. Organist: Björn Steinar Sólbergsson.
Thursday 12th March 2020 Rev. Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir will lead the service. Organist is Björn Steinar Sólbergsson.The service is half an hour with organ music, devotion and prayer from our priests. Everybody is welcome.
Noon prayer meeting on Monday at 12:15pm. In the chapel on the left side of the alter. Everybody is welcome to join.
Pastor: Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir. Members from Hallgrimskirkja Motet choir sing. Organist: Björn Steinar Sólbergsson. Sunday school is led by Ragnheiður Bjarnadóttir and Rósa Árnadóttir. Coffee after the service. Welcome.