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).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic no official services or events will be in Hallgrimskirkja until the government of Iceland lifts the ban of groups gathering in official houses and places. But Hallgrimskirkja will be open to individuals and families all days of the week, from 11am to 3pm. The staff of the church may limit Read more about COVID-19 and open Hallgrimskirkja[…]
No services on Sundays due to pandemic regulations. But there are prayers on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays 12 o’clock. Admission is limited so the wardens and staff of the church may limit attendance number in line with the governmental regulations. The pastors and the staff of church may be contacted by phone Read more about Worship in Hallgrimskirkja[…]
Tourists are coming to Iceland in spite of the pandemic. For those who would like to visit Hallgrimskirkja the church is open all days of the week from 11 am – 3 pm. Mass on Sundays 11 am. Noon-prayers all days except Saturdays 12 o’clock.
Everyone is welcome to Hallgrímskirkja. The church is open all days 11am – 3pm. The opening hours of the tower is some minutes less than that of the church.
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.