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Icelandic Opera (Islenska Operan)
Ranked #26 of 181 things to do in Reykjavik
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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.

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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 with the glass and creates reflections. They turn on decorative lights after dark, which adds to the beauty. The snow on the ground and falling made for an even more magical experience.

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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 appreciate it. It is on the water and a short walk from the Solfar (Sun Voyager) Sculpture (boat statue on the water).

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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.

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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.

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