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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  • August 16, 2017
    I sent two times there. Once I was there one afternoon just to see it and the second time I went there to experience the Sunday Service even I didn`t understand Icelandic, but as I´m Protestant too, I...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Beautiful church in a wonderful place. Landmark, visible from the. Like many other churches on Iceland a very quirky design. As churches succeed in also the content on its own way by the Church in the society gets to give a contemporary face. The core of the Church should stay but the vision preservation of creation stewardship looking round to each other and the world on the basis of respect and equality.
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  • August 1, 2017
    Our tour took us here in the old part of town. It is a very beautiful cathedral. Interior is more basic in keeping with the Lutherans.  more »
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  • December 27, 2016
    Very nice church and they had a Bach music program we stumbled upon that was delightful. He is doing it now over the next two years.
  • August 16, 2016
    Had some interesting pictures of consecrated water. Too much concrete in the structure
  • July 28, 2016
    A pretty church next to the old Parliament building.
  • July 31, 2016
    Beautiful building next to parliament.
  • September 4, 2015
    A church in central Reykjavik, beautiful, and more amazing on the inside

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In this highly walkable capital, many of Reykjavik's hotels and guesthouses offer close proximity to the city's popular attractions, bars, and restaurants. The waterfront offers an exciting dose of activity. Although Reykjavik provides plenty of accommodations to its flocks of visitors, there is a dearth of budget options in the city. Price-conscious visitors should consider staying in a hostel, with both private and dorm rooms available, or a nearby campsite. Although the campground is not as centrally located as some hotels, guests are better positioned to take advantage of the natural surroundings.
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