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).
The period from September 13th. – October 11th. is blue in Hallgrimskirkja. Many churches in the world focus in this time of the year on the Creation of God and how human beings can be responsible and take care of nature. This year the pastors of the church will be green and blue in sermons Read more about Blue in Hallgrimskirkja[…]
Service on Sundays 11 am. Prayers on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 12 o’clock. The pastors and the staff of church may be contacted by phone (+354 510 1000). The pastors are Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir firstname.lastname@example.org and Sigurður Arni Þórðarson email@example.com.
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. The church is opened from 11 am – 4 pm Monday – Saturday and on Sundays from 10am – 4 pm. Mass on Sundays 11 Read more about Visiting Hallgrimskirkja[…]
Everyone is welcome to Hallgrímskirkja. The church is open all days 11am – 3pm and Sundays 10am – 3pm. The opening hours of the tower is some minutes less than that of the church. The tower is closed during the service on Sunday mornings. Service is every Sunday at 11am. Noon-prayer at 12pm every Wednesday Read more about Opening hours[…]
Lára Bryndís Eggertsdóttir will play the Hallgrimskirkja Klais-organ August 20th 12,30pm. The entrance-fee is IKR 1500. Tickets can be bought at the entrance. Welcome.
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.