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Churches in Iceland

As you travel throughout Iceland, you will notice an abundance of churches. Christianity arrived in Iceland in the 9th century thanks to the Irish before the Vikings’ arrival. At that time, there were no roads in Iceland, so people did not want to travel far through the harsh weather to attend places like church. As a result, they constructed small churches close to home. From quaint turf churches like Hofskirkja tucked under a blanket of grass to the impressive Hallgrímskirkja, Iceland’s churches are not to be missed.

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