Perlan which is Icelandic and means “the
pearl” is another major landmark of Reykjavik. It gets its name from the glass
sphere which is placed on top of the five cylinders which were previously used
to store the cities hot water. Located on a hill it offer a great view over the
city from the panoramic deck which goes all around. The price to get to or outside and on the deck is 490 ISK per adult.
Recently a glacier expo opened in the
ground floor. Here you can learn more and educate yourself about glaciers in
Iceland but also in general. The top floor used to be a restaurant which turns
around and allowed you to get a 360° view of Reykjavik while having a meal. You
also still have the chance of course to have a snack during your visit.
They will soon ad more exhibitions like a planetarium.