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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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  • Happened upon this cathedral quite by accident and on a Sunday at the start of Mass. Beautiful building, fabulous choir. After Mass we relocated at a nearby coffee shop to be followed a few minutes la...  more »
  • Beautiful church right in the Centre of Reykjavik. Unwind in the so-called hustle and bustle of the city.
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  • The Lutheran Cathedral of Reykjavik is worth a visit. It's in a circle of sites that included the Parliament, City Hall, the lake, and a short walk to the Settlement Exhibit, so if you're nearby, drop...  more »