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.

The International Organ Summer, a summer concert program starts June 20th and ends the 22nd of August. 

The church is closed during concerts in the International Organ Summer program. Visitors that are not attending the concert will not be able to enter the church, but the tower will be open.

The church closes half an hour before concerts, is closed for its duration and the time it takes for concert guests to exit the church. This is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes for lunchtime concerts or from 11.30 – 1.00, and 2 hours for Sunday afternoon concerts or from 4.30 – 6.30. 

Wednesdays: Choir concert at 12.00 – Concert lasts 30 minutes

Thursdays: Organ concert at 12.00 – Concert lasts 30 minutes

Saturdays: Organ concert at 12.00 – Concert lasts 30 minutes

Sundays: Organ concert at 5.00 – Concert lasts 60 minutes

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:

Wednesday July 11

Church closed 11.30 – 1.00 due to a concert. Tower open.

Thursday July 12

Church closed 11.30 – 1.00 due to a concert. Tower open.

Saturday July 14

Church closed 11.30 – 1.00 due to a concert. Tower open.

Sunday July 15

Church and tower closed 10.30 – 12.30 due to Sunday service.

Church closed 4.00 – 6.30 due to a concert. Tower open.

Monday July 16

Church and tower closed 11.00 – 2.30 due to a funeral.

Wednesday July 18

Church closed 11.30 – 1.00 due to a concert. Tower open.

Thursday July 19

Church closed 11.30 – 1.00 due to a concert. Tower open.

Saturday July 21

Church closed 11.30 – 1.00 due to a concert. Tower open.

Sunday July 22

Church and tower closed 10.30 – 12.30 due to Sunday service.

Church closed 4.00 – 6.30 due to a concert. Tower open.

Wednesday July 25

Church closed 11.30 – 1.00 due to a concert. Tower open.

Thursday July 26

Church closed 11.30 – 1.00 due to a concert. Tower open.

Saturday July 28

Church closed 11.30 – 1.00 due to a concert. Tower open.

Sunday July 29

Church and tower closed 10.30 – 12.30 due to Sunday service.

Church closed 1.30 – 3.30 due to Service in English. Tower open.

Church closed 4.00 – 6.30 due to a concert. Tower open.

Wednesday August 1

Church closed 11.30 – 1.00 due to a concert. Tower open.

Thursday August 2

Church closed 11.30 – 1.00 due to a concert. Tower open.

Saturday August  4

Church and tower open 10.30 because of a wedding.

Church closed 11.30 – 1.00 due to a concert. Tower open.

Sunday August 5

Church and tower closed 10.30 – 12.30 due to Sunday service.

Church closed 4.00 – 6.30 due to a concert. Tower open.

Wednesday August 8

Church closed 11.30 – 1.00 due to a concert. Tower open.

Thursday August 9

Church closed 11.30 – 3.30 due to a concert and wedding.

Tower closed 1.00 – 3.30 due to a wedding.

Saturday August 11

Church closed 11.30 – 3.30 due to a concert and a wedding

Tower closed 1.00 – 3.30 due to a wedding.

Church and tower closed 5.00 – 6.30 due to a wedding.

Sunday August 12

Church and tower closed 10.30 – 12.30 due to Sunday service.

Church closed 4.00 – 6.30 due to a concert. Tower open.

 

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

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.