Visiting Hallgrímskirkja

Opening hours during Christmas and New Year 


December 24th Only open for service Evening mass 18:00 Midnight mass 23:30

December 25th Only open for service Festive mass 14:00

December 26th Tower is open from 12-16:30

December 26th Church is open from 12-13:45 / 14:45-16:30

December 26th English mass 11:00

December 31st Tower is open from 10-12

December 31st Festive music at 16:00 Evening mass 18:00

January 1 Only open for servive Festive mass at 14:00

We welcome you to our church.

Hallgrímskirkja is a house of worship and prayer. We kindly ask you to be mindful of that while visiting the church. Kindly observe restrictions and timing for sightseeing of the church and opening of the tower during religous services and various other events.

Opening hours:  
Valid from 1st September 2023 - 30th April 2024
Church: 10:00 - 17:00
Tower: 10:00 - 16:30 (last entrance to tower)

Tower tickets:
Tickets are available in the church shop located to the left as you enter the foyer.

The tower ticket is valid for one visit on the day of purchase.
Adults: 1300 ISK
Children: 7-16 : 200 ISK
Discount price for seniors (67+), disabled (disability card) and students (valid student
card): 1000 ISK

Discount of 10% for groups of 10 people or more if payed together.
School groups of students 16 and younger is free and accompanying adults and students over
16 get 10% discount.
School groups of students 17 and older get 10% discount as do accompanying adults.

Prebooking for tower visits is not possible.

Sundays: 11:00 - 12:15. Service/mass. Tower is closed from 10:30-12:15.
Service in English on the last Sunday every month. 14:00 - 15:00. Tower is open. 
Mondays: 12:00 - 12:15. Prayer in the chapel. Tower is open.
Wednesdays: 10:00 - 10:45. Morning service/mass. Tower is open.
Thursdays: 12 - 12: 30.  Meditation and organ music from September -  May. Tower is open.
Last Thursday every month from September - April - Evening church 2023-'24: 20:00 - 22: 00.  Tower is closed. 
Organ concerts at 12:00 first Saturday of every month from September to June. Tickets sold in the church shop and on Tower is closed.

Accepted currency:
Coins in foreign currency are not accepted.
Change is only given in Icelandic króna.

Most credit and debet cards are accepted (except for American Express and Discover).

We advice you to visit the links below ahead of your visit to the church.
For more information about opening hours:
For more information about worship
Calendar of the church:

Sightseeing of the church is not possible during religous services and events.
Restrooms (wc) are only open during religous services, concerts and other events in the church.

View from the tower: