Church of Hallgrímur

Hallgrimskirkja ­ the Church of Hallgrímur ­ is a national monument, dedicated to the most renowned sacred poet of Iceland, Hallgrímur Pétursson. The parish is part of the Evangelical­ Lutheran Church of Iceland. Hallgrímskirkja towers over the centre of Reykjavik, and its 73 metre ­high tower provides a wonderful view over all Reykjavík.

Building work started in 1945 and the church was finally consecrated on 26 October 1986. The state architect, Guðjón 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 Organworks in Bonn, Germany.

Friends of the Arts of Hallgrímskirkja was founded in 1982 and have promoted rich and varied artistic events. A festival of sacred art is held every other year and the International organ summer is held every year.

Opening hours:

Summer: 9.00 ­ 20.00
Winter: 9.00 ­ 17.00

Admission to the tower:

ISK 600 Adults
ISK 100 Children

Contact Information


Hallgrímstorgi 1,
101 Reykjavík
Reykjavík and adjacent
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