Strandarkirkja, Thorlakshofn

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  • August 4, 2017
    Nice little church with a story. And a place to spot birds or seals and whales in the sea (we spotted one, spraying water...got lucky). If you're not in the direct neighbourhood it's not worth the tri...  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    We stopped to see this small church on our visit to the Reykjanes Peninsula on our way to the Blue Lagoon. The church sits on a small hill overlooking the sea. It is beautiful in its simplicity. We we...  more »
  • June 22, 2017
    Visit to the Church can be of Reykjavík well with the tour to Vik, waterfalls, glaciers and beaches. The wooden church was built in the 12th century and goes back to the shipwreck of seafarers. These Sailors prayed in a stormy night a safe return to the rugged coast of Iceland with a promise to build a church happy outcome of the adventure at the landing site. They called it Strandarkirkja, the beach fishing BB´s bay. Now some wonder around the town have grown up, many Icelanders worldwide donate money connected with the hope that their wishes will come true.
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  • May 30, 2017
    Beautiful older church. Great history (see wiki). You cannot walk through the cemetery. There are water closets under the statue.
  • February 21, 2016
    Great stop when driving from Grindavik to Selfoss. Saw this church while a storm was passing over the sea in front of it. Quite the sight. Church is open for visitors and donations are accepted for walking around in the beautiful structure. Would recommend a stop if driving past!
  • August 14, 2016
    Nice church :)
  • February 2, 2017
    在這裡看過連領導也讚好的北極光。 注意:晚上教堂不開門,沒有洗手間...
  • June 14, 2015
    就是一個海邊的教堂。 旁邊就是海岸。 時間不足就沒必要特地繞過來

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