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Akureyrarkirkja, Akureyri

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Akureyrarkirkja or The Church of Akureyri is a prominent Lutheran church in Akureyri, northern Iceland. Located in the centre of the city, and towering above the city on a hill, it was designed by Guðjón Samúelsson, and completed in 1940.Akureyrarkirkja contains a notably large 3200-pipe organ, a unique interpretation of the crucifixion and a suspended ship hanging from the ceiling which reflects an old Nordic tradition of giving offerings for the protection of loved ones at sea. The opaque central window in the chancel once belonged to Coventry Cathedral in England.
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  • you have to be there to enjoy the beauty, I can try to describe but I will not do justice to the scenery. Beautiful lake, colorful houses and snow capped mountains. 
  • A trip north is a must. Akureyrarkirkja is a beautiful 'village' from where you can access the Northern lakes and geysers. Some great restaurants with excellent food (found this throughout all of Icel...  more »
  • The stairs look daunting, but don't despair, it's only about a 5 minute walk up if your fast 10 if your slow. The view from the top of the fjord is worth it and the architecture of the church interest...  more »
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  • Impressive church on the top of the hill with good views.
  • As a landmark in town, this Lutheran Church is worth looking into. A lot of history is in the stained glass in the windows and a beautiful christianing font is both worth visiting the Church. Don't forget to count the stairs leading up to it, referred to as the Church Steps, by the locals. If you get to hear the Church choir sing too, that is a pure bonus!
  • beautiful church situated at the town center. Interesting architecture design.
  • Landmark. Nice view from the church grounds.
  • Beautiful building with a great view of the city