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Hallgrimur's Church (Hallgrimskirkja)

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Reykjavík's most attention-seeking building is the immense concrete church Hallgrímskirkja, or Hallgrimur's Church, star of a thousand postcards and visible from 12 miles (20 kilometers) away. For an unmissable view of the city, make sure you take an elevator trip up the 250 ft (75 m) high tower. In contrast to the high drama outside, the church's interior is puritanically plain. The most startling feature is the vast 5,275-pipe organ, which has a strangely weapon-like appearance. Between mid-June and mid-August you can hear this mighty beast in action three times per week at lunchtime/evening concerts.

The church's radical design caused huge controversy, and its architect, Guðjón Samúelsson, never lived to see its completion - it took a painstaking 34 years (1940-74) to build. Those sweeping columns on either side of the tower represent volcanic basalt - a favorite motif of Icelandic nationalists.

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Stadsrundtur i Reykjavik med hoppa på/hoppa av-buss

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Se Reykjaviks främsta sevärdheter under den här hoppa på/hoppa av-stadsrundturen! Du får se stadens alla vackra sevärdheter i en ...  Mer information

  • Plats: Reykjavik, Island
  • Varaktighet: 1 dag
  • Språk: Engelska Svenska
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