Information, events and services

More information at our english webpage: en.hallgrimskirkja.is

Mass with Eucharist every Sunday at 11 am and Wednesdays at 8 am. 

Meditation with organ music on Thursdays from 12 – 12:30 pm.

English service with holy communion is held every last sunday in the month at 2 pm. Rev. Bjarni Þór Bjarnason is celebrant and preacher. 

Opening hours & admission charge for church tower:

Winter (October – April): 9 am – 5 pm, tower open 9 am – 4:30 pm.
Summer (May – September): 9 am – 9 pm, tower open 9 am – 8:30 pm.Admission to the tower:

Adults ISK 1000
Children 7-16 years old ISK 100

Further information is on our dagatal (calendar) about events and closing of the church due ceremonys and on The Friends of Arts society webpage for concerts.


Opening hours in Hallgrimskirkja over Christmas
and new year 2019-2020

23rd December, Mass of st. Thorlac: Open from 9am – 1pm, tower open 9am – 12:30pm.

24th December, Christmas Eve: Evensong 6 pm.
Midnight service on Christmas Eve 11.30 pm.
Church is only open for mass. Tower closed.

25th December, Christmas day: Christmas service at 2 pm.
Church is only open for mass. Tower closed.

26th December, second in Christmas: Lessons and Nine Carols at 2 pm.
Church is only open for mass. Tower closed.

27th December: Open from 9 am – 5 pm, tower open 9 – 4:30 pm.

28th December: Open from 9 am – 5 pm, tower open 9 am – 4:30 pm.

29th December: Open from 9 am – 5 pm, tower open 9 am – 4:30 pm except closed between 10:30 – 12:15 due to service.
Sunday service and Sunday school in Icelandic at 11 am.
English service with holy communion at 2 pm.

30th December: Open from 9 am – 5 pm, tower open 9 am – 4:30 pm.
Concert 8 pm – Festival sounds at New Years Eve.

31st December, New Years Eve: Open from 10 am – 3 pm, tower open 10 am – 2:30pm
Concert at 4 pm – Festival sounds at New Years Eve.
Evensong at 6 pm.

1st January 2020, New Years day: Festive service at 2 pm.
Church is only open for mass. Tower closed.

2nd January: Open from 9 am – 5 pm, tower open 9 am – 4:30 pm.

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Address: Hallgrímstorg, 101, Reykjavík
Phone: 510-1000
Email: hallgrimskirkja@hallgrimskirkja.is
Email to the pastors: s@hallgrimskirkja.is and irma@hallgrimskirkja.is

Email to the manager: sigridur@hallgrimskirkja.is

Hallgrimskirkja, the Church of Hallgrimur, is a national monument, dedicated to the most renowned religious poet of Iceland, Hallgrímur Pétursson. The parish is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Iceland. Hallgrimskirkja towers over the center of Reykjavik, and its 73-meter high tower provides a wonderful view over the entire city. Building work started in 1945, and the church was finally consecrated on October 26, 1986. The state architect, Guðjónn 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 Orgelbau in Bonn, Germany. Friends of the Arts of Hallgrimskirkja was founded in 1982 and is the organizer of artistic events in the church. A festival of sacred art is held every second year and the International Organ Summer takes place every year.

Wikipedia on Hallgrimskirkja see this link.