Akureyri Church

Region: North Iceland
Coordinates: 65.6798749° N 18.0907666° W

The Akureyri church was designed by architect Gudjon Samuelsson and consecrated in 1940. The central stained glass window above the altar formed a part of a set in the Coventry Cathedral in England.

The cathedral was destroyed in an air raid by the Germans. 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.

Photo Credit: Vedi Sotto

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