Akureyrarkirkja (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈaːkʏrˌeiːrarˌcʰɪr̥ca]) or The Church of Akureyri is a prominent Lutheran church at Akureyri in northern Iceland. Located in the centre of the city, it was designed by Guðjón Samúelsson (1887–1950) and completed in 1940.By using our Akureyri trip itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Akureyrarkirkja and other attractions in Akureyri.
Akureyrarkirkja contains a notably large 3200-pipe organ. The bas-reliefs on the nave balcony are by sculptor Asmundur Sveinsson (1893–1982). The altarpiece dates to 1863 and was designed by Danish artist Edvard Lehmann (1815–1892). The windows were designed and made by J. Wippel & Co. of Enxeter, Devon in Britain.
The Italian white marble baptismal font is made by Florentine sculptor Corrado Vigni (1888–1956). The angel baptismal font is a replica of a work by noted Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770–1844). The original work is situated at Copenhagen Cathedral (Vor Frue Kirke) .
Good string concert with optional donation requested; watch for concert listings on board outside the church more »
Really lovely church, long stair case up to it. The external architecture is very interesting, inside the church is quite simplistic and minimalistic. Great view over the city and the fjord. This... more »
It is ust a normal church, nothing special. I guess the Steps were the most spectacular thing there. more »
Quick a number of steps up to the church but you will get a good view of Akureyri from the top. Nothing really special about this church. glass windows and a proper church organ. Did not feel very welcome as the Uncle was more interested in putting out a "close the door" sign. Does not smile at greetings.
Nice walk up the steps and beutifull inside with the stained glass. Great view from the top and looking at the history. Clock was 5 minutes fast but can't really complain about that
The external architecture is very interesting, but inside is un inspiring and minimal. I spent 3 minutes inside and it was more than enough time. I don't think the church authorities want tourists visiting and that's fine with me, understandable. Great views of the port from the forecourt though.
Really lovely church, long stair case up to it, parking lot behind, it up the hill. Beautiful stain glass, 100kr donation for prayer candles.
A small church that wouldn't warrant a trip on it's own but if you're walking around town it is worth the stop. The stairs were not as bad as some would have you believe
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