June 13, 2016

Opening hours and the tower

Hallgrímskirkja is the largest church in the country, and towers over the centre of Reykjavík. Its 73-metre-high tower provides a wonderful 360° view over all Reykjavík, the mountains around and the ocean streaching west to Greenland and the Americas. Because of this, the tower is among the most visited tourist destinations in Reykjavík.

Admission

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

Tickets are sold in the church shop. 

Access to the tower is only by lift. At the top there are a few steps to the open-air viewing platform.

Opening hours

Winter (October – April): 09:00 – 17:00. Tower closes 16:30.
Summer (May – September): 09:00 – 21:00. Tower closes 20:30.

The tower is closed on Sundays from 10:30 – 12:15 during mass at 11:00.

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

 

Temporary closing times this month:

Tuesday May 8

Church closed 4.45 – 6.15 due to organ concert. Tower open

Wednesday May 9

Church closed 4.45 – 6.15 due to organ concert. Tower open

Thursday May 10 – Ascension day

Church and tower closed 10.30 – 12.30 due to Ascension day service

Friday May 11

Tower closed due to maintenance 9.00 – 1.00

Sunday May 13

Church and tower closed 10.30 – 12.15 due to Sunday service

Monday May 14

Church closed 12.30 – 1.30 due to a children’s programme. Tower open

Wednesday May 16

Church closed 11.30 – 1.30 due to a concert. Tower open

Thursday May 17

Winter opening hours: Tower closes 4.30 and the church closes at 5

Friday May 18

Church and tower closed 10.30 – 12.30 due to a private ceremony

Winter opening hours: Tower closes 4.30 and the church closes at 5

Saturday May 19

Church closed 4.30 – 6.30 due to a private event. Tower open

Sunday May 20 – Pentecost

Church and tower closed 10.30 – 1.00 due to Pentecost service and opening of an art exhibition

Church closed 2.30 – 3.30 due to a private ceremony. Tower open

Monday May 21

Church and tower closed 10.30 – 12.15 due to service on Pentecost Monday

Sunday May 27

Church and tower closed 10.30 – 12.15 due to Sunday service

Church and tower closed 1.30 – 3.13 due to English service

Everyone is welcome to join services and concerts, but we ask visitors to stay the whole time to avoid interuptions. 

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