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Reykjavik, Iceland

View of colorful Reykjavik from the tower of Hallgrimskirkja (Hallgrim's Church). Photo Creative Commons License Scott Page.

Reykjavik (pop. 115,000) is the capital of Iceland, its largest city, and the world's northernmost national capital (it's not far from the Arctic Circle). It receives only four hours of daylight per day in the depth of winter, and during the summer the nights are almost as bright as the days. The majority religion in Reykjavik is Lutheranism (which is also the state religion of Iceland) and the city is home to a Lutheran cathedral, a Catholic cathedral, and several small Lutheran churches.

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Sacred Sites and Religious Attractions in Reykjavik

  • Domkirkjan
    This small and charming cathedral in Reykjavik has hosted many historic events and is still used for state purposes.
  • Hallgrimskirkja
    The tallest and most striking church in Iceland, the Lutheran cathedral of Reykjavik was completed in 1983. Its design is inspired by Iceland's glaciers.
  • Landakotskirkja
    The Catholic cathedral of dominantly Protestant Iceland, Landakotskirkja was completed in 1929 in a Neo-Gothic style.