The Pearl

This fantastic dome–shaped, glass building was designed by Ingimundur Sveinsson and is supported by six massive hot-water tanks - each with a capacity of 4 million litres.

The dome houses an observation platform offering panoramic views of the city and its surroundings.

For those who don’t have time to visit the real Geysir, there’s a man-made version outside the building (to the left of the car park) named Strokkur, which imitates the natural spouting action of Strokkur and Geysir in south-west Iceland.

Press here for a selection of Golden Circle tours to visit the real geysers

The Pearl is undergoing renovations and will open again by the end of spring. The observation platform will remain open.