Climb the Tower at Hallgrimskirkja

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Great birds eye view of Reykjavik! And who doesn't love a statue of Lief Erickson?

Just a part of something to do while in Reykjavik. There is an epic church that stands out strong against the skyline. 

Inside the church there is an impressive organ inside of the church. Most importantly about the church is the clock tower, and the birds eye view of Reykjavik in 360 degree views. It does cost 8 dollars to climb it, but there was nobody checking tickets when we went. The elevator takes you up the majority of the way and then about 3 or 4 flights of stairs after that. 

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Best views of the city

If you're in the city, climb the tower for the best birds-eye view. Yes, you don't come to Iceland for city views. But it's a pretty unique city and I loved all the colours. It felt a little bit like looking down on Legoland (and yes, I know that's Danish) but if you look at the pictures, you'll know what I mean).

A modern take on the church theme

I cannot say that this was the best place I visited in Reykjavik, but I was kinda impressed by the modern architecture of the church. Not something you encounter often.

Worth it

I was only in Iceland for 30 hours but I stopped by. It's a pretty church, and the view from the tower is pretty good. Was a little underwhelmed though. Wasn't a very impressive church, but maybe I'm just picky.

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