Iceland: Incredibly Scenic Churches

Hofskirkja in Fairy Tale-like Setting (1 of 6 historic turf churches remaining in Iceland)

Magical Hofskirkja in Back

Hofskirkja in Front

Hofskirkja Burial Mounds

Hofskirkja Cross

Vik i Myrdal (Vikurkirkja or Vik Church) and Purple Lupines in June

Colorful Hvalneskirkja (Stone Church)

Olafsvikurkirkja (Olafsvik Church Hofsos) Shaped Like a Ship near a Fishing Village

Olafsvikurkirkja Bell Tower (triangle theme reflects holy trinity)

Budakirkja (Budir Black Church) by Volcanic Cinder Cone

Ingjadlsholskirkja (Independent Church) at End of Lonely Country Lane

The churches in Iceland are incredibly scenic and beautiful.  They often sit on a hill overlooking the ocean.  You can feel the history of the place as you stand in some of these remote locations.  “Kirkja” means church in Icelandic.  An excellent article about Icelandic churches is at:  Previous blog posts about Icelandic churches are at:

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

13 Responses to Iceland: Incredibly Scenic Churches

  1. Ingrid says:

    Love this post. Each image depicts another unique church. Interesting architecture and landscape.

  2. SoyBend says:

    That looks like a wonderful place to visit! Like a fantasy world.

    • Pam says:

      It’s one of a kind! We keep going back because there are still so many interesing things we haven’t seen yet. What you don’t see here is that we were extremely fortunate to find new relatives on my husband’s side while we were in Reykjavik this last trip!

  3. Sartenada says:


    Really beautiful churches. I did not find any inside photos. In my country offers inside churches for example Votive ships! They are beautiful and well-done

    Votive ships inside churches

    Happy and safe travels!

    • Pam says:

      Thank you so much for linking your post about ships in churches. It is new to me and absolutely wonderful! Your pictures are beautiful. I had no idea of that lovely tradition and will always think of it now.

  4. Gorgeous captures of beautifully created Churches!

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  6. ourcrossings says:

    Wow, such beautiful photos! I would love to visit Iceland one day to see everything in person 😀

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  8. Those are wonderful captures!!

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