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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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  • This is a large town and you can see most of it from the church which has an impressive but cold structure.There are some interesting parts of the twon but most of it was fairly ordinary.The church on...  more »
  • You can drive up and park next to the church. We didn't know, parked at the bottom of the stairs and gotten the parking card from the Kea hotel next to the church. The church looks grand from the bott...  more »
  • We accessed the Church after climbing a steep set of steps. The views behind us were stunning. The Church itself was very simple in design. There were beautiful stained glass windows, some, I believe,...  more »
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  • You need to climb up some stairs to get to this church. Don't forget to look up at the bottom of the stairs and admire the church. And don't forget to look at the view on Akureyri and the fjord when you are at the top of the stairs, it is wonderful. It is a small church, but a really nice one with lovely windows and such.
  • You can drive up and park next to the church. We didn't know, parked at the bottom of the stairs and gotten the parking card from the Kea hotel next to the church. The church looks grand from the bottom of the staircase. Small church, interesting architecture. It was not open when we were there. Short climb up allow you to see the surrounding area of Akureyri.
  • Clean and good services. Food in restaurant is exceptionally good.
  • Nice Church. You can go inside easily.
  • beautiful church situated at the town center. Interesting architecture design.