Information

Opening hours 

10 am – 5 pm, tower open 10 am – 4.30 pm.

Hallgrimskirkja is an active, working church and sometimes we close the church without notice especially due to weddings and funerals.  

Further information is on our dagatal (calendar) about events and closing of the church due ceremonys and on The Friends of Arts society webpage for concerts.

Admission charge for church tower

Adults: ISK 1000
Children (7-16): ISK 100

About the church

Address: Hallgrímstorg 1, 101, Reykjavík
Phone: 510-1000
Email: hallgrimskirkja@hallgrimskirkja.is
Email to the pastors: s@hallgrimskirkja.is and irma@hallgrimskirkja.is

Email to the organist: bjornsteinar@hallgrimskirkja.is

Email to the director: sigridur@hallgrimskirkja.is

Hallgrimskirkja, the Church of Hallgrimur, is a national monument, dedicated to the most renowned religious poet of Iceland, Hallgrímur Pétursson. The parish is part of the ELCI, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Iceland. Hallgrimskirkja towers over the center of Reykjavik, and its 73-meter high tower provides a wonderful view over the entire city. Building work started in 1945, and the church was finally consecrated on October 26, 1986. The state architect, Guðjónn Samúelsson (1887-1950) designed the church. He drew richly on Icelandic traditions and materials. The concert organ was inaugurated in 1992. It was constructed by Johannes Klais Orgelbau in Bonn, Germany.

Wikipedia on Hallgrimskirkja, see this link.