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Hvalsneskirkja Travel Guide

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Continental Drift, Cultural attractions
Hvalnes, Iceland
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5.6 km
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Hvalsnseskirkja is a church in Iceland.

Hvalsneskirkja is a beautiful stone church in Hvalsnes on the Reykjanes peninsula, built in the years 1886-87.

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The church's altarpiece is a remake of the one at Domkirkjan, Iceland's main Lutheran church, and painted in 1886. One of the Hvaleyrarkirkja's main relics is the tombstone of Steinunn Hallgrimsdottir (d. 1649), daughter of the major hymn poet and priest Hallgrimur Petursson (wherefrom Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik derives its name). Hallgrimur himself served in Hvalsnes for a number of years.

Explore this area on a self drive tour in Iceland.

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