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Icelandic Opera (Islenska Operan)

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Address: Ingolfsstraeti, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 551 1475

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We almost skipped it

I was not sure about coming in here, but I am so glad that we did. We did not stay long or catch an event. There was a little gift shop that had some cool stuff to look at... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Jonathan H
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

I was not sure about coming in here, but I am so glad that we did. We did not stay long or catch an event. There was a little gift shop that had some cool stuff to look at. However, it was so beautiful inside. The windows look so much cooler inside. I think to really appreciate it, you need... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This is certainly an architectural must see, we spent an age wandering up and down the stair cases, looking at the changes in view, the way the glass "crystals" line up in an infinite view. We were lucky enough to see someone having a private viewing and the guide let us follow through to an area overlooking the harbour which... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a wonderful building with glass that throws light and shadows everywhere.. Amazing. Stunning and beautiful.

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San Francisco
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44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Wow, we were entranced by the Opera House. It is so impressive, so unusual, and so captivating! We went during "daylight" (dead of winter) when it was snowing, and then returned in the darkness (early evening after dinner). Worth going twice, as the lighting interacts with the glass and creates reflections. They turn on decorative lights after dark, which adds... More 

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Bamako, Mali
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I only had 1-2 hours in downtown and consider this a must see. You can go inside as well. Nice gift shop and seems to have rotating exhibits. It has a cafe serving food and drinks. The architecture is worth a visit inside to really appreciate it. It is on the water and a short walk from the Solfar (Sun... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We stopped in and looked around. They have a really cool gift shop. We didn't stay too long but it was pretty.

2 Thank M7793JAlaurad
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Stunning building and a great photo opportunity of the harbour, bay and the opera house itself. It's a building that shouldn't be missed as there's not another one like it. Free to have a roam around invite.

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Reykjavik is an artsy city and this building is a part of the cultural scene. It dominates the area where it is situated. As you approach the sun plays with the building in a way that gives off a cool aura. The interior is open and worth the time to visit. They were advertising a few shows, but we did... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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373 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Definitely go see the Opera, it is very interesteing architecture. Seems to be all glass which changes color by the minute depending on the sun and clouds. There is also a restaurant there but we did not eat there. Worth a stop though.

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Northern Virginia
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I was so surprised how beautiful this building is on the inside. It is large and spacious with wonderful windows and abstract decor. Just go and relax and watch the lovely views outside the windows.

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