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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 church is beautifully located with a stunning view of the town and surroundings. Coming inside it fills you with a feeling of quiet and calm.  more »
  • Memorable church reached by one of the most daunting set of steps anyone ever saw but with frequent landings, five-ten minutes is all it takes. Commanding views over the harbour. Crisp, elegant archit...  more »
  • The Church of Akureyri (Symbol of Akureyri) Lutheran Church in Northern Iceland designed by Gudjon Samuelson, consecrated l940 is very important in this small town. It's presence dominates that area o...  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