Tutte le esperienze migliori
Servizio clienti 24h/7g
Servizi di qualità verificati
Esperti di viaggi in Islanda

Informazioni su Saurbaejarkirkja

4.9
7 Google recensioni
Tipo
Attrazioni culturali
Posizione
Saurbær, 601, Iceland
Distanza dal centro
26.9 km
Adatto alle famiglie
Valutazione media
4.9
Numero di recensioni
7

Saurbaejarkirkja is a stunning church in Iceland.

Saurbaejarkirkja is a beautiful 19th-century Lutheran turf church in the fjord of Eyjafjordur in North Iceland.

Explore this area on a self drive tour in Iceland.


Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Jon Gretarsson. No edits made.


The church site is an old one, originally Catholic and records mention priests there by name in the 14th century. There are also stories of a convent there as far back as the 12th century, but records of this are scarce.

The current church is one of only a few remaining turf churches in Iceland and the largest of the original ones, commissioned by rev. Einar Thorlacius with Olafur Briem as head smith. It is a protected building and under the supervision of the National Museum.

The outer turf and stone walls are thick and the roof is similarly turf clad. The inner construction is of wooden frame. The bells of such churches were usually hung rom the front gable, as there wasn’t a church tower.

Close by is a museum of small exhibits, belonging to master builder and avid collector Sverrir Hermansson. It has good facilites for travelers and the museum itself is a charming one.

Attrazioni nelle vicinanze

Categorie popolari

Link to appstore phone
Installa la più grande app di viaggio in Islanda

Scarica il più grande mercato di viaggi in Islanda sul telefono per gestire l'intero viaggio da un unico posto

Scansiona questo codice QR con la fotocamera del telefono e premi il link che compare per avere sempre in tasca il più grande mercato di viaggi in Islanda. Inserisci il numero di telefono o l'indirizzo e-mail per ricevere un SMS o un'e-mail con il link per il download.