City Life Activities
It is said that one who has not been to Perlan has not been to Reykjavik. Perlan belongs to Reykjavík like geothermal energy belongs to Iceland. The incredible structure is situated on the hill of Öskjuhlíð and was designed by Ingimundur Sveinsson. The building originally served as a reservoir for hot water with six large tanks. Perlan is a special structure because it is made from steel and glass; the sun's rays are reflected from the glass dome - as a result, you can see for miles away.
Inside Perlan is a beautiful, large winter garden where many exhibitions are held including: photography, markets and various concerts. Inside you will also find a cafeteria where you can relax with a cup of coffee while enjoying the beautiful view over the city of Reykjavik. Around the glass dome is a panoramic terrace with telescopes for your viewing pleasure of Reykjavik and surroundings.
Perlan has welcomed many visitors since its opening to the public July 21st, 1991.