Enjoying Iceland

Iceland is full of interesting sites! I hope this continuation inspires you!

A statue of Leif Erikson or Leif Ericson stands in front of Hallgrimskirkja, a church in Reykjavik, Iceland. Erikson (c. 970 – c. 1020) was a Norse explorer from Iceland.

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Akureyrarkirkja or The Church of Akureyri is a prominent Lutheran church in Akureyri, northern Iceland. The church towers above the city center on a hill in the center. It was designed by Guðjón Samúelsson, and completed in 1940.

Akureyrarkirkja contains a notably large 3200-pipe organ, a unique interpretation of the crucifixion and a suspended ship hanging from the ceiling which reflects an old Nordic tradition of giving offerings for the protection of loved ones at sea.

 

An Icelandic Male Sheep strikes a pose, showing off his beautiful curved horns. Most sheep in Iceland roam freely. This sheep and his buddies graze in the willow woodlands and meadows in northern Iceland, near Husavik.

 

The Godafoss waterfall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. A rainbow adorned the already gorgeous waterfall.

Rainbow over Godafoss Waterfall, Iceland Photo Print

Rainbow over Godafoss Waterfall, Iceland Photo Print

by catherinesherman

 

The current Silfrastadakirkja Church was built in 1896, replacing the old church from 1842 that now is in Arbaejarsafn Museum in Reykjavik. The “new” church is special in many ways. It is one of the smallest if not the smallest church in Iceland. It is also octagonal. It sits next to a farm house. .

Like many of the small churches in Iceland, Silfrastadakirkja is white with a red roof. Blue is also a popular roof color. Each Icelandic church has unique features.

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