Perlan is one of Reykjavík’s most notable landmarks. Perlan was built on top of six hot water tanks, each of which holds over 4 million litres of hot water. Perlan opened in 1991 and features The Glaciers and Ice Cave Exhibition Wonders of Iceland, a cafeteria, restaurant and an observation deck. Wonders of Iceland provides insight into Iceland’s unique nature. Visitors can experience the power of volcanoes, earthquakes and see realistically rendered bird cliff. Experience oceanic wonders and walk through a 100 m long real Ice Cave. At last enjoy the amazing 360° view of Reykjavík.
The Reykjavík Heating Utility constructed an artificial geyser by Perlan to educate and entertain visitors. A 30 metre deep hole was drilled and a steel tube and pipeline installed. The water that passes through the pipe has a temperature of 125° C.
In the surroundings Öskjuhlíð area, approximately 176.000 trees have been planted, forming a pleasant woodland area. There are many trails for walking or cycling along with peaceful clearings that are ideal for relaxation.