Perlan building

“Perlan is one of Reykjavík‘s most iconic buildings, standing upon the capital’s highest hill.“

Opening Hours

June - August 2018
From To Note
Wonders of Iceland 08:00 20:00 Last admissions at 19:00
Perlan View 08:00 20:00
Út í Bláinn Restaurant
(Link to https://utiblainn.is/)
11:30 23:00 Kitchen closes at 21:00
Kaffitár Café
(Link to https://kaffitar.is/)
09:00 20:00
Rammagerðin Gift Shop
(Link to http://www.rammagerdin.is/)
09:00 20:00
December 24th & 31st 2018
From To Note
Wonders of Iceland 09:00 17:00 Last admissions at 16:00
Perlan View 09:00 17:00
September - December 2018 (See Holiday Opening Below)
From To Note
Wonders of Iceland 09:00 19:00 Last admissions at 18:00
Perlan View 09:00 19:00
Út í Bláinn Restaurant 11:30 21:00 Kitchen closes at 21:00
Kaffitár Café 09:00 20:00
Rammagerðin Gift Shop 09:00 19:00
December 25th 2018 & January 1st 2019
From To Note
Wonders of Iceland 10:00 19:00 Last admissions at 18:00
Perlan View 10:00 19:00

Getting Here

Perlan’s Free Shuttle Bus: We offer all visitors a free ride to Perlan from Harpa music hall, every 30 minutes. Further information
Walk: It takes 20-40 minutes to walk from downtown Reykjavík to Perlan.
Drive: It takes 5-10 minutes to drive from downtown Reykjavík to Perlan. We offer all visitors free parking.
Public Transportation: Strætó, the Icelandic public transport company operates numerous city buses in Reykjavík. Line 18 stops the closest to Perlan.


Wheelchair accessibility: Perlan is accessible to wheelchair accessible.
Parking: Perlan offers free parking right outside the building and two disabled parking spaces.
Wheelchairs for visitor use: Perlan has one simple wheelchair which visitors can borrow. You can ask for it in the reception on arrival, or reserve it beforehand by email: info@perlan.is or by phone: (+354) 566 9000
Restrooms: There are two restrooms suitable for wheelchairs at Perlan. Both are accessible by the lifts; on floor -1 and floor 4.
Lifts: There are two lifts in the building.
Exhibition: The Wonders of Iceland exhibition is wheelchair accessible, the ice cave as well. We have even had groups of people in wheelchairs at Perlan which have always had smooth and enjoyable visits.

Eating & Drinking

Út í Bláinn restaurant is on Perlan’s top floor (Floor 5). It is the highest restaurant in Reykjavík, offering excellent views from every seat. They combine European and Icelandic cuisine and offer something for everyone. Further information
Kaffitár café is also on Perlan’s top floor. It is one of the most popular cafés in Reykjavík, offering a variety of delicacies, beverages, ice cream, soup and more. Further information

Gift Store

Rammagerðin Gift Store is on Perlan’s 4th floor. It is one of the oldest gift stores in Iceland, selling a variety of Icelandic design items. Further information

Photography & Filming

For Personal Use: Taking photographs and filming at Perlan (also the exhibition) is allowed, if the content is for personal use only. Also, the filming or photographing may not in any way disturb other visitors.
For Professional Purposes: Taking photographs and filming for professional purposes is allowed subject to the prior authorization of Perlan’s managers. We also rent out different parts of the building for photographing, usually after opening hours. For all such enquiries, please contact us by email: info@perlan.is

To do at Perlan

Perlan has something for everyone – perfect things to do in Reykjavík. An enjoyable visit can last from a couple up to many hours.

Wonders of Iceland 

Perlan houses a unique exhibition where you experience & learn to understand the Wonders of Iceland. Access to Perlan’s excellent viewing deck is included in tickets to Wonders of Iceland but also available separately.


We sell tickets for the Wonders of Iceland exhibition, which include access to the Viewing Deck. Tickets for the Viewing Deck only are also available separately. All of Perlan’s prices can be found here.


Sometimes, the exhibition is fully booked. We therefore recommend booking online to secure your ticket. You can book your tickets on arrival or online, here.


The highlights of the Wonders of Iceland Exhibition are:


  • Real Ice Cave
  • Interactive glacier exhibition
  • Immersive Forces of Nature show
  • Virtual Aquarium
  • Real-size Bird Cliff
  • Excellent timeline, spanning 64 million years
  • All about Lake Mývatn
  • Ground-breaking technology, science, photography & design

All about the ice cave

Temperature: -15° C
Length: >100 meters
It’s real: Made from 350 tons of Icelandic ice & ash.
Most interesting features: Crystal ice, ash layers, glacier crevasse, glacier mill, glacier mice, sound effects & more.
Dress-code: We recommend bringing warm clothes for the ice cave. We also offer everyone a poncho for their exploration, even over your coats. Special shoes are not needed as there are safe mats on the floor.
Guided tours in the ice cave: We offer guided tours in the ice cave very regularly (timing depends on traffic). The guide explains the ice cave’s main features in 10-15 minutes & you may then explore as you wish. Those who wish to explore the ice cave without a guide can do so between guided tours.