Churches to see in Iceland

Although Iceland became a settlement in 874 AD, it didn't become independent until 1918. The Republic of Iceland was founded in 1944. 

Today, many go there to experience everything from nature to historic structures. If you're considering a trip, you'll want to check out the churches in Iceland. 

But you might wonder which should be at the top of your list and won't want to miss. Read this guide on some of the top churches in Iceland that'll stun you with their beauty today! 

blue church in Seyðisfjörður

Bláa Kirkjan

We recommend checking out Bláa Kirkjan since it's one of the most famous churches in Iceland. It's also known as the Blue Church since it has a pastel exterior color. 

It sits in Eastern Iceland in Seyðisfjörður. It's open to visitors in the summer and has a venue for artists at the LungA Arts Festival

Búðir church in Iceland

Búðakirkja Church

Another one of the top black churches in Iceland is this church (also known as the Búðir Black Church). It's wooden and located on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. 

We love that you can rent a car and head here in the winter or summer. Wedding parties will attend, so plan ahead and ensure no weddings are on the day of your trip. 

Hofskirkja church

Hofskirkja Church

Turf churches in Iceland include the Hofskirkja Church. It's turf and wooden. 

It's located near the Skaftafell National Park and Hof Iceland. There's also a cemetery next to it. The roof is made of turf and blends into the earth. 

Hallgrímskirkja church

Hallgrímskirkja Church

Today, the population of Reykjavik is 135,422. This is one of the most popular churches in Iceland. It's also one of the largest and can be found in Reykjavik. 

The architect, Guðjón Samuelsson, designed it. He said that the Icelandic landscape and European Modernism were his inspiration.

We love that you can see the influence of rock formations and glaciers in the design. Many state it's one of the most beautiful churches in Iceland. 

Rauðasandur Church

This is one of the black churches in Iceland. It's in the Westfjords region and part of the Patreksfjörður parish. It's a black building with a red roof!

This church is located on Rauðasandur Beach in the Westfjords. While the road is unsealed, the drive is worth it. 

The beach here is famous because it has golden and red sands, unlike the other black beaches. You'll see excellent birdwatching cliffs that have millions of seabirds! Don't miss out on seal watching too.

Churches in Iceland You Won’t Want To Miss

This guide explains some of the top churches in Iceland you won't want to miss, but there are plenty more to see! Iceland is drivable, so you'll want to ensure that you have a means of transportation to explore the area. 

Don't forget about a car rental if you're ready to start your Icelandic voyage. Here at Blue Car Rental, we make booking and picking up your car easy.

Book your car rental today. If you have any questions, we're happy to help! 

You can also find extremely useful information in our blogs and other exciting facts about Iceland. 






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