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Icelandic Opera (Islenska Operan)

Ingolfsstraeti, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 1475
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Simply Beautiful

Did not get to see a performance, but thoroughly enjoyed exploring the interior and exterior of... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
virginian9
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Newport News, Virginia
Islenska Operan

Beautiful - the windows and the views are worth the visit alone. Tours are available for a price... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Elaine B
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Ocean, New Jersey, United States
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Ingolfsstraeti, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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"beautiful building"
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Did not get to see a performance, but thoroughly enjoyed exploring the interior and exterior of this beautiful building. Great cafe and gift shop (selling nice Icelandic gifts-not touristy junk) inside. Incredible views of the harbor from the rear deck/balcony. Free admission to explore and...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Beautiful - the windows and the views are worth the visit alone. Tours are available for a price - we just wanted to wander around and soak it up. The cafe inside was very nice as was the inside market. The architecture was amazing.

Thank Elaine B
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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....More

Thank Jonathan H
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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...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

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

Thank HFP52
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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...More

Thank Lisa W
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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...More

1  Thank dfbjumps
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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
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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.

1  Thank Sast14
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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...More

1  Thank Frank Y
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