Built in 1988 on top of Oskjuhlid Hill, the Pearl (Perlan) is where beauty meets function as a glass dome sits atop the city’s reservoirs in six huge tanks, each with the capacity to hold over 4 million liters (1 million gallons) of geothermal hot water.

Inside the dome, between the hot-water tanks, is a spacious atrium where various exhibitions and events are held. 

The Pearl’s crowning glory is a revolving restaurant under the glass dome, affording a magnificent view of Reykjavik and world-class dining. There is also a cafe open for lunch, shops and an outdoor panoramic viewing deck offering 360° views of the city and beyond.


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