Churches Walking Tour of Reykjavik, Reykjavik

Icelandic churches are unique, and much of the best architecture of Reykjavik can be found at its religious sites. Most churches in Reykjavik do not intrude on the picturesque and dramatic scenery surrounding them. The exception to this rule is Hallgrímskirkja, the most impressive church of the city. This self-guided tour will lead you to the religious sites of Reykjavik:
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Churches Walking Tour of Reykjavik Map

Guide Name: Churches Walking Tour of Reykjavik
Guide Location: Iceland » Reykjavik (See other walking tours in Reykjavik)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Author: vickyc
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Landakotskirkja

1) Landakotskirkja

Landakotskirkja ("Landakot's Church") is the cathedral of the Catholic Church in Iceland. It is located in the western part of Reykjavík, on the Landakot property. It has a distinctively flat top, as opposed to the standard spire. Its architect is Guðjón Samúelsson, who also built the famous Hallgrímskirkja and the Akureyrarkirkja in Akureyri.

The first Catholic priests to arrive in Iceland after the Reformation were the Frenchmen Bernard Bernard and Jean-Baptiste Baudoin....   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Dómkirkjan (Reykjavík Cathedral)

2) Dómkirkjan (Reykjavík Cathedral) (must see)

The Reykjavík Cathedral (Icelandic: Dómkirkjan í Reykjavík) is the seat of the Bishop of Iceland and mother church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland, as well as the parish church of the old city centre and environs.

It was in this Cathedral that Icelandic independence was first officially endorsed by the Lutheran Church of Iceland. Since 1845, members and cabinet ministers of every Alþing parliament (right next door) have gathered here for a service before the annual...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Fríkirkjan Church

3) Fríkirkjan Church

Fríkirkjan Church is a Free Lutheran church located in the center of Reykjavik on the shore of the picturesque Tjörnin Lake. There are always many seagulls and ducks on the water near the church. The church is characterized by a green roof. In general, the buildings in Reykjavik are of different, rather bright colors. The church was built in 1902 and is constructed of wood covered with metal, a prime example of the Icelandic vernacular...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Church of Hallgrímur

4) Church of Hallgrímur (must see)

Hallgrímskirkja is often considered the most beautiful church in Reykjavik. Its architecture is amazing and is known around the world. It is a very tall structure set on a hill, and it is therefore seen from the far ends of Reykjavik. You can walk around the church to admire its sophisticated architecture. There are also an elevator or a set of stairs that you can take to the top to view the city and its magical skyline.

Tip:
Best to go in the morning if you're short on time, as there...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Háteigskirkja Church

5) Háteigskirkja Church

Hateigskirkja is a local Reykjavik church, which is part of the state church. It has a very beautiful white color that makes it especially solemn during winter, when there is white snow around. It has two tall spires and two shorter spires. You can see beautiful religious pictures inside the...   view more
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Laugarneskirkja Church

6) Laugarneskirkja Church

Laugarneskirkja Church is a small, but picturesque church in Reykjavik. It was designed by the architect Gudjon Samuelsson, who helped create many splendid buildings in Reykjavik. The church dates back to 1949. It is especially beautiful at night, when it is...   view more

Walking Tours in Reykjavik, Iceland

Create Your Own Walk in Reykjavik

Create Your Own Walk in Reykjavik

Creating your own self-guided walk in Reykjavik is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Reykjavik is a wonderful city set on a small island in the enormous ocean. It is the northernmost capital in the world. This city, close to the Arctic Circle, probably boasts the most beautiful landscape in the world. In Reykjavik you will see some great and unique Viking monuments, churches, and museums, as well as a lake in the middle of the city and geysers. This self-guided tour offers you an interesting stroll through the splendid capital of Iceland:

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
South Reykjavik Walking Tour

South Reykjavik Walking Tour

Reykjavik attracts tourists, first of all, with its unique, picturesque sunsets and views of the sky and also with its thermal waters. The southern part of Reykjavik has some interesting tourist attractions, including a geothermal beach with a magnificent and unforgettable skyline, geysers and museums. This self-guided tour will lead you to these amazing places:

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Art Galleries Walking Tour of Reykjavik

Art Galleries Walking Tour of Reykjavik

Reykjavik is a city rich with art and history. In its galleries you can find Icelandic arts dating from the time of the Vikings through to the modern age. Visual art is very popular in the capital. This self-guided tour will lead you through the best art galleries of Reykjavik:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Museums Walking Tour in Reykjavik

Museums Walking Tour in Reykjavik

Reykjavik, a city of Viking heritage, offers a great variety of museums where you can see the artifacts that remain from the time of the Vikings. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most interesting museums of Reykjavik, revealing the rich Icelandic culture:

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Shopping Walking Tour of Reykjavik

Shopping Walking Tour of Reykjavik

Shopping in Reykjavik is mainly centered around Laugavegur Street. There are many art galleries that sell the work of Icelandic artists, and there are some specialty shops that sell warm, winter clothes made in Iceland. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most noteworthy Icelandic shops:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Reykjavik Everyday Life Walking Tour

Reykjavik Everyday Life Walking Tour

Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is set very close to the Arctic Circle. Today it is a very clean city with many colorful houses. The locals' everyday life depends mainly on fishing and sewing warm clothes. Their everyday food includes a variety of fish products. The people of Iceland live in a very picturesque place, where sunsets and seascapes are of unimaginable beauty. This self-guided tour will lead you to the places where typical residents of Reykjavik pass their day:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km