Reykjavik Sights


Perlan Review

On top of Öskjuhlíð, the hill overlooking Reykjavík Airport, Perlan (the Pearl) was opened in 1991 as a monument to Iceland's invaluable geothermal water supplies. Among the indoor and outdoor spectacles are art exhibits, musical performances, markets, a permanent Viking history exhibit, and fountains that spurt water like geysers. Above the six vast tanks, which once held 24 million liters of hot water, the panoramic viewing platform offers telescopes and a cafeteria complete with ice-cream parlor. The crowning glory is a revolving restaurant under the glass dome; it's pricey, but the view is second to none

    Contact Information

  • Address: Öskjuhlíð Hill, Reykjavík | Map It
  • Phone: 562–0200
  • Hours: Daily 10–9
  • Website:
  • Location: Reykjavik
Updated: 12-12-2012

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