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Akureyri Church

The Akureyri Church
by Eyrarlandsvegur
IS-600 Akureyri
Tel: (+354) 462 7700
Email: akirkja@akirkja.is
Web: www.akureyrarkirkja.is

The Akureyri church is the symbol of Akureyri. It is a Lutheran church and was designed by the famous architect Gudjon Samuelsson and consecrated in 1940. The central stained glass window above the altar formed a part of a set originating from England. The bas-reliefs on the nave balcony are by sculptor Asmundur Sveinsson and the baptismal font is a replica of a work by sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen.

The church is above the town center.

Summer opening: 
2nd June - 28th August: Daily from 10am to 4pm

Please note that the church is closed when funerals or other services are taking place and it is advertised especially on the church door. For more information check the website akureyrarkirkja.is or send an email at akirkja@akirkja.is.

For further information see:  Akureyrarkirkja_Enska-Tyska.

The old stained Glass window from England : PDF file

For information about other churches in Akureyri see the following links:


ST. Peter's Church