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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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  • The stairs look daunting, but don't despair, it's only about a 5 minute walk up if your fast 10 if your slow. The view from the top of the fjord is worth it and the architecture of the church interest...  more »
  • We were lucky to be in the area on a beautiful sunny day in mid-October, which allowed us to take some great pictures and enjoy the view from the top of the hill. Unfortunately we couldn't go inside t...  more »
  • The Church is located right at the top. It is necessary to climb a staircase to get to the top. Beautiful illuminated all night. Worth a stop by.
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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