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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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  • We were never into the Church but it is very beautiful to look at and is centrally located in the city with close proximity to the Botanical Garden.
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  • My students performed and sang here in July and it was the most stunning place for the choir to perform. THe views are lovely, the church itself is gorgeous and it's in a lovely location that overlook...  more »
  • You will need to go up a hill - by stairs, or you can park your car up the hill - if you are lazy like me, but it really worth it to see this. 
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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