Plan Your Visit
Plan Your Visit 2017-10-30T11:43:35+00:00

Plan Your Visit

When you have arrived in Reykjavík, Perlan is hard to miss. It is a huge glass dome structure that sits on top of a hill less than a kilometer away from downtown Reykjavík.

Getting there


There are a few paths that lead up to Perlan from the roots of Öskjuhlíð, the hill Perlan stands on. The most pretty one starts in front of Reykjavik Natura Hotel, and winds up the hill through the little forest. A similar path also starts at Reykjavik University.

The most direct path leads from the Vodafone stadium (large red building), where you can follow the hot water pipe pathway straight up the hill.

Finally there is a path that leads from the gas station at Bústaðavegur, beneath Perlan.

Free Shuttle Bus

Perlan offers a free shuttle bus from Harpa concert hall, downtown Reykjavik. Departures every 30 minutes, on the hour and half hour.


From Hlemmur bus stop you take bus number 18, which stops close to the Pearl. From there it is a couple of minutes’ walk up the hill.

The Hop On – Hop Off Bus also stops at Perlan, the stop is right in front of the main entrance.


From any point downtown, you should be there in under 10 minutes, barring the afternoon traffic which can slow you down by a couple of minutes.

Private car

There are plenty of parking spaces available.

Opening hours

Perlan Museum is open every day of the week, 365 days of the year.

9:00am – 7:00pm*

360° Reykjavík
Observation Deck:
9:00am – 7:00pm*

*Last admission at 6:00pm

Gift shop:
9:00am – 7:000pm

Kaffitár Café:
9:00am – 11:00pm

Út í Bláinn Restaurant:
11:30am – 10:00pm

Come visit us!

Opening hours

Open every day