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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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  • Wonderful cathedral, especial for art deco lovers. Great Christmas atmosphere in the main streets and friendly locals  more »
  • 这是冰岛第二大城市,去北部玩的必经地,短暂停留了两天。很好, 有颜色的城市,和冰岛其他地方不一样。很多酒店和餐馆, 餐馆做的东西很好吃。 可以从这里乘船去观鲸鱼, 我们选择的是去Godafoss, Myvan Lake.  more »
  • 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.  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