I kept using Hallgrímskirkja as a visual point of reference in Reykjavík. It rests on top of a small hill, meaning that I could see it from Harpa Concert Hall, the Sun Voyager statue, and Hljómskálagarður (the park). And it’s a striking building, to say the least.

I decided to go up the tower while I was there (admissions is 900 ISK, but they’re flexible on the type of currency – thanks to my dwindling purse, I paid in a confusing jumble of ISK, Euros, and USD!)

One elevator ride later, I began making my way around the first floor of the tower, starting with the clock.

There are windows spaced evenly along the walls, giving everyone plenty of room to look out. (Although I was up there with only four other people, since we all got there the moment the church opened.)

Eventually I climbed the interior staircase to get even higher up. Then the picture-taking began.


Thanks for reading,



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