The Perlan, Iceland

In November 2010 I visited Iceland with a friend. One late afternoon we climbed up Öskjuhlíð hill in the centre of Reykjavík just in time to witness a beautiful sunset. The hill is the site of the Perlan, a revolving restaurant which situated on top of hot-waters tanks which supply almost half of Reykjavík’s water needs.

Views from the Perlan at sunset – looking towards the setting sun with the figures situated outside the Perlan.

Views from the Perlan at sunset – the figures outside the Perlan from the Sagas, Iceland’s medieval literature.

Views from the Perlan at sunset – the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean.

Views from the Perlan at sunset – a view over Reykjavík.

Views from the Perlan at sunset – a view over Reykjavík including Hallgrímskirkja, the largest church in Iceland.

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6 thoughts on “The Perlan, Iceland

    1. Thanks, it was very beautiful to watch the sun set in Iceland. However, it did mean we went to bed early every night as these photos were taken at about 4pm, so by 8pm it had been dark a long time!

    1. Thank you, I’m glad you like the photos. I liked the way the figures looked as if they could be real people with the way the sunlight made them into silhouettes.

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