Crosses mark graves in the cemetery of the Þingvellir (Thingvellir) Church in Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, Iceland. Beyond is the Oxara River (Axe River) and a long ridge of rock, part of the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the boundary between the North American tectonic plate and the Eurasian.
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.
The late afternoon sun illuminates the Husavik Lutheran Church in Iceland. A landmark in Husavik, the church looks out across the harbor, welcoming the fishermen home. The state architect, Rognvaldur Olafsson, designed the church. It was built in the form of a cross with wood imported from Norway, and consecrated on June 2nd 1907.
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. He was the first known European to have discovered continental North America (excluding Greenland), before Christopher Columbus.