Famous landmark in Reykjavik

Landmark Hallgrimskirkja
Church Hallgrimskirkja is the famous landmark in Reykjavik city.

One of the most famous landmarks in Reykjavik city is the big church on the hill called Hallgrimskirkja. It’s a landmark that you will not miss when visiting Iceland. Hallgrimskirkja is the second tallest building in Reykjavik with a 77m high tower and it is the biggest church in Iceland. It’s built on a hill in the city centre.

Hallgrimskirkja is made of concrete. It took 41 years to build the church. The construction started in 1945 and it was finally over in 1986. The architect sought inspiration in the Icelandic nature so when and if you do the south coast tour you might see the nature that reminds you of the church.

Inside, the church has the biggest organ in Iceland. It is 15 metres high and has more than 5200 pipes.

I warmly recommend a break at the church, it’s well worth walking inside to see the interior, even to go up to the tower. And if you have some spare time and are so lucky that there are concerts being organized then that’s a great adventure since the church has great acoustics.

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