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Reyniskirkja Church, Vik

Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Reyniskirkja Church features traditional wooden architecture and stands on the top of a hill, overlooking the village of Vik and its black basalt beaches. During the winter, the snowy mountainous vistas make for pretty pit-stop photo opportunities. Considering this parish is isolated, pre-planning is essential, as you'll only be able to enter and/or attend services on specific days. Get in touch with a local tour operator for more info. Arrange to visit Reyniskirkja Church and other attractions in Vik using our Vik journey website.
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  • Very picturesque! The gorgeous green cliffs behind makes a great photo. Reminder that this is a working church and it has graves, so be careful. Lots of space around to park-up for free.  more »
  • You can't miss this picture-perfect church. It is in walking distance of beach of Reynisfjara. I didn't check to see if the door were open because the gate were closed. Stop for a picture. It...  more »
  • Such a picturesque church, beautiful views and excellent photo spot. Beautiful views of the Vik area  more »
  • Nice picturesque church with cemetery. Plenty of parking space. On the way to Black beach.
  • What a gorgeous place to stop. Unexpected. The silence there is really suggestive, watching this small church and graveyard with the gigantic mountains behind. Really loved it .
  • It's literally along the way to the black sand beach or reynisfjara so you won't miss it - a quick stop to take pictures - fascinating is there's a small cemetery next to it ...
  • As per most churches on the island, it has the traditional red spire and wooden constriction. But this one sits in a stunning location close to the black sand beach.
  • Almost all churches in Iceland look like this one. White with a red roof. This one has a small cemetery next to it which adds some melancholy and I like that atmosphere a lot.

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