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Address: Borgarbraut, Stykkisholmur 340, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 438 1560

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Ridiculously photogenic

Iceland does a rather remarkable job of posing their churches for photos, isolating them on hills with wonderfull backdrops but the unique architechture of this place it a bit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
GWVan
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Port Orange, Florida
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Port Orange, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Iceland does a rather remarkable job of posing their churches for photos, isolating them on hills with wonderfull backdrops but the unique architechture of this place it a bit above the rest.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were in Srykkisholmur so we thought we'd take a quick look at the kirkja. Don't go out of your way, but if you are in the neighbourhood, check it out. It's on a hill and is an interesting building.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This church dominates the landscape. My husband was especially taken with the sight of the church juxtaposed against a nearby graveyard and house. We hiked to the church and looked inside, although I didn't find much of interest to see inside.

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Turku
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This church dominates the city from atop a hill, although it is easy to see from all parts of the city, is difficult find the street to go up there. The architecture is exceptional,Worth closer to it.

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Managua, Nicaragua
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The aesthetic of this church is simple but effective. The organ is something to see..lovely and unusual. The modern Icelandic version of Virgin Mary over the altar will also surprise you. There was an excellent historical photography exhibit in a side room that gave a good sense of history and the hard life of rural Iceland dwellers during the 19th... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Interesting exterior design reminiscent of a whale vertebra. The inside is rather plain like the other Icelalndic churches.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The church is modern and very unlike those we are accustomed to seeing in a European country. Be sure to go inside as it is simple and lovely.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Interesting design. There's plenty of different angles that cast shadows nice from the sun. Makes for a good photo!

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Nice church of very modern shape. It is a very nice view on the church from the hill in the harbour.

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Lucena- Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Stykkisholmur is a lovely town. On our tour, we were allowed there for about 1.30 hs but this is definitely not enough! The harbour is enchanting...to stay there for a while enjoying  the peace of the colourful boats swinging slightly to the water movement is a must...good, simple restaurants around with nice terraces to experience a friendly lunch and a... More 

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