De allra bästa upplevelserna
24/7 kundsupport
Endast verifierade kvalitetstjänster
Isländska reseexperter

Grundarkirkja reseguide

4.9
184 Verified reviews
Typ
Kulturella sevärdheter
Plats
Eyjafjarðarbraut Vestri, Iceland
Avstånd från centrum
18.6 km
Barnvänligt
Ja
Snittbetyg
4.9
Antal recensioner
184

Grundarkirkja is a unique Icelandic church.

Located in the fjord of Eyjafjordur in Noth Iceland, Grundarkirkja is one of Iceland‘s most beautiful and distinct churches. It is unusual for an Icelandic church in that its architecture rather resembles a Russian one, particularly its spire.


Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Hansueli Krapf. No edits made.


The best way to visit this area is on a relaxed self drive tour. One of the best options for doing so is this 7-day Arctic Coast Way self drive, available in the summer months.

The church was commissioned by farmer Magnus Sigurdsson and consecrated in 1905. Magnus cut the glass in the church himself. The head smith of the church was Asmundur Bjarnason. The church is indeed the largest of all churches commissioned by farmers in Iceland.

Records mention a church in the area of Grund as early as the 12th century, the age of civil war in Iceland. Chieftain Thordur kakali lived in the area for a while in that time and so did chieftain Sighvatur Sturluson, brother of Snorri. He died in the largest battle in Iceland, Orlygsstadabardagi.

Thorunn, the daughter of Jon Arason, Iceland‘s last Catholic bishop, lived in the area in the 13th century. After her father was beheaded in Skalholt on the command of the Danish Lutheran authorities, her brutal revenge became legendary.

Relics from the church, i.e. a chalice from the 15th century and a chair from the days of Thorunn, can be seen at the National Museum.

Link to appstore phone
Installera Islands största reseapp

Ladda ner Islands största resemarknad till din telefon och hantera hela resan på ett och samma ställe

Skanna QR-koden med telefonkameran och tryck på länken som visas så får du tillgång till Islands största resemarknad. Ange ditt telefonnummer eller din e-postadress om du vill få ett SMS eller e-postmeddelande med nedladdningslänken.