Reykjavik: Hallgrímskirkja – Lutheran Parish Church

Hallgrímskirkja - Lutheran Parish Church in Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrímskirkja – Lutheran Parish Church in Reykjavik

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Located in central Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, the Hallgrímskirkja church is an iconic landmark whose tower is visible from different parts of the city. It was named after Hallgrímur Pétursson, a well-known Icelandic poet who lived in the 17th century.

As you can see from the image, the facade of this magnificent building is unique and eye-catching. It was designed by Guðjón Samúelsson, who got his inspiration for this building from Iceland‘s unique landscape, which includes glaciers and lava fields. The construction began in 1945, and it took 41 years to complete.

The statue of Leifur Eiríksson, a Viking explorer who visited the shores North America 500 years before Columbus, stands in front of the church.

Hallgrímskirkja is not only a popular tourist attraction but also an active Lutheran parish church.

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