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).
Visitors are welcome to Hallgrímskirkja. The church is open every day except on Mondays from 12pm to 3pm. Many want to visit this national sanctuary and pilgrim-church. But due to government regulations concerning mass-gaterings no more than 20 people are allowed in the church simultaneously. All have to observe a minimum distance of 2 meters Read more about Opening hours – 12pm – 3pm[…]
No services will be in Hallgrímskirkja in March and until May 4th. No concerts, gatherings or educational meetings will be held in the church. This is because of a governmental decision aiming at fighting the coronavirus-pandemic. Reflections, sermons, announcements and prayers of Hallgrímskirkja’s staff will be shared on www.hallgrimskirkja.is i.e. the church’s website. God is everywhere Read more about Worship at home![…]
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.
Orgel Matinée Saturday 7th March at 12noon Björn Steinar Sólbergsson will play music on the Klais organ, works by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Johann Sebastian Bach. The concert will begin with short devotion from rev. Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir. Everybody is welcome – free entrance. The program is available to download here under: 200307.Orgel-matinée
Thursday 5th March 2020 Rev. Sigurður Árni Þórðarson will lead the service. Organist is Björn Steinar Sólbergsson.The service is half an hour with organ music, devotion and prayer from our priests. After the service we sell soup and bread in the south hall. Everybody is welcome.