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Domkirkjan, Reykjavik

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Visit one of the country's most important religious sites and a symbol of Icelandic statehood at Domkirkjan. The cathedral serves as the seat of the Bishop of Iceland and the center of the Church of Iceland. Dating back to the late 18th century, when the city of Reykjavik was founded, the building hosts the ceremonial parliament openings and presidential inaugurations in addition to acting as an important place of worship for citizens and visitors. Listen to the organs and admire the neo-Classical architecture and neo-Baroque decorations. Walk to the altar to see the masterful silver and agate ornaments. Services are held regularly; check the website for a schedule. Make Domkirkjan a part of your Reykjavik vacation plans using our Reykjavik tourist route planner.
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  • Most beautiful building and music was sensational - a very sad occasion as we were there for a family funeral but helped by the surroundings.  more »
  • I passed by this attractive little church on a rainy evening in Reykjavik (unfortunately my only opportunity to visit the city due to having a fairly tight schedule). Unfortunately the church was clos...  more »
  • This seems to be an authentic church, not meant for tourists. It's a nice walk uphill, the curch itself is surrounded by a school playground. Sincere atmosphere inside.  more »