Churches

Iceland was Christianized in the year 1000 AD and since then, churches have been built all over the country. Often made out of wood, they stand dotted around the landscape. Regardless of individual belief, they can be admired for their beautiful architecture built by master craftsmen that have stood the test of time.

The Jón Sigurdsson Museum
ChurchesHistory MuseumsNiche MuseumsThe WestfjordsWest of Iceland

The Jón Sigurdsson Museum

Hrafnseyri in Arnarfjord in the Westfjords of Iceland, is a distinguished place in the history of Iceland. It is the birthplace of Jón Sigurðsson (1811-1879), the principal champion of ...
Strandarkirkja
ChurchesSouth of Iceland

Strandarkirkja

Many people visit Strandarkirkja, which stays open throughout the summer and on weekends in spring and autumn. Also, it is often open on weekends in winter. The church custodian receives ...
The Cathedral at Hólar
ChurchesNorth of Iceland

The Cathedral at Hólar

The Cathedral at Hólar is the oldest stone church in Iceland, inaugurated in 1763. The present church is the fifth cathedral at Hólar, since the foundation of Hólar as a bishopry in 1106. ...
Skálholt Cathredal, The – Skálholtskirkja
ChurchesHistory MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Skálholt Cathredal, The – Skálholtskirkja

The modern cathedral was  consecrated in 1963. It is well known for its works of modern art, as well as for artefacts from previous churches on the site. In the crypt is an exhibition from ...
The Old Farmhouse Laufás
ChurchesNorth of Iceland

The Old Farmhouse Laufás

Experience life at the vicarage. The Old Farmhouse Laufás is a renowned church site and chieftain‘s residence from the settlement (874-930). Laufás church was built in 1865, among its ...
Þingeyrakirkja – the Church at Þingeyrar
ChurchesNorth of Iceland

Þingeyrakirkja – the Church at Þingeyrar

Þingeyrakirkja – the Church at Þingeyrar is one of the most important Icelandic churches. It was built of stone in Romanesque style and consecrated 1877. The church possesses many costly ...
The Church of Reykholt
ChurchesWest of Iceland

The Church of Reykholt

The Church of Reykholt was built in 1886-1887 and was restored as close to its original form as possible from 2001-2006. Reykholt Church is beautifully proportioned, with fine ornament at ...
Hallgrímskirkja – Church of Hallgrímur
ChurchesReykjavik

Hallgrímskirkja – Church of Hallgrímur

Hallgrímskirkja - Church of Hallgrímuris a national monument, dedicated to the most renowned sacred poet of Iceland, Hallgrímur Pétursson. The parish is part of the Evangelical-Lutheran ...
Snorrastofa Cultural Centre in Reykholt
ChurchesHistory MuseumsWest of Iceland

Snorrastofa Cultural Centre in Reykholt

Snorrastofa is founded in the memory of Snorri Sturluson, Iceland‘s most important sagawriter, chieftain and lawspeaker, who settled in Reykholt 1206 and was murdered there in the fall of ...