Sunset in Reykjavík

Sunset in Reykjavík (Capital Region, Iceland). In the photos:

  • Reykjavík City Hall and Tjörnin lake,
  • Sun Voyager – a stainless-steel sculpture of a boat (1990, by Jón Gunnar Árnason),
  • Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre,
  • Sculpture & Shore Walk,
  • Reykjavík Harbor.


See also:

Reykjavík – the Smoke Cove | Reykjavík by night | Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík | Coast walk in Reykjavík | Perlan – the Pearl of Reykjavik


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Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík

Hallgrímskirkja (Church of Hallgrímur) – a Lutheran parish church in Reykjavík (Capital Region, Iceland), the largest (74,5 m high) church in the country, with a viewing deck. Designed by Guðjón Samúelsson in the expressionist style the church resembles Icelandic glaciers, mountais and basalt columns rocks. It took more than 40 years to complete construction (1945-1986). Inside: a large pipe organ (by Johannes Klais of Bonn). The name of the church – Church of Hallgrímur – is connected to Hallgrímur Pétursson, Icelandic poet and clergyman living in 17th century. In front of the church there is the statue of Leif Erikson, explorer (1930, by Alexander Stirling Calder) – a gift from US for the 1000th anniversary of Þingvellir parliament.

Ξ Hallgrímskirkja webpage



See also:

Reykjavík – the Smoke CoveSunset in ReykjavíkReykjavík by nightCoast walk in ReykjavíkPerlan – the Pearl of Reykjavik


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Reykjavík at night

An evening walk in Reykjavík Harbour (Capital Region, Iceland).



See also:

Reykjavík – the Smoke Cove | Sunset in ReykjavíkHallgrímskirkja, ReykjavíkCoast walk in ReykjavíkPerlan – the Pearl of Reykjavik


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Perlan – the Pearl of Reykjavik

Perlan (The Pearl) a building at Öskjuhlíð hill in Reykjavík (Capital Region, Iceland), designed by Ingimundur Sveinsson, built on hot water tanks, opened on 21st June 1991.

Inside:

  • exhibitions:
      • Forces of Nature – Amazing Geological Wonders,
      • Látrabjarg Cliff,
      • Glaciers and Ice Cave,
      • The Water in Icelandic Nature,
      • Underwater Journey (cinema),
  • Perlan Planetarium,
  • Perlan View – observation deck,
  • restaurant.

The building is composed of an immense glass dome that sits on six hot-water tanks, each carrying 4 million litres of geothermal hot water. All of this is supported by a colossal steel frame, which serves important functions in addition to holding everything together. The framework, hollow on the inside, is actually a gigantic radiator. In the winter when it is cold, hot water runs through the frame, while cold water is used in the summertime.*

*Perlan webpage



Ξ Perlan webpage


See also:

Reykjavík – the Smoke Cove |  Sunset in Reykjavík | Reykjavík by night | Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík | Coast walk in Reykjavík


Iceland on 40thousandkm.com

© Agata Ziz • All photos were taken by me • All rights reserved