Church of Akureyri

Local nameAkureyrarkirkja
LocationAkureyri, Iceland

Akureyrarkirkja or The Church of Akureyri is a prominent Lutheran church in Akureyri, northern Iceland. Located in the centre of the city, and towering above the city on a hill, it was designed by Guðjón Samúelsson, and completed in 1940.Akureyrarkirkja contains a notably large 3200-pipe organ, a unique interpretation of the crucifixion and a suspended ship hanging from the ceiling which reflects an old Nordic tradition of giving offerings for the protection of loved ones at sea. It was believed many years until the year 2013, that the opaque central window in the chancel once belonged to Coventry Cathedral in England.

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Opening hours

Jun 1 - Jun 14:
Mon - Fri: 10 am - 4 pm

Jun 15 - Aug 15:
Mon - Thu: 4 pm - 7 pm
Sun: 5 pm - 8 pm

Masses: Sun 8 pm

For further opening times, see the official website.

More information and contact


Official website


Phone +354 462 7700

Address Eyrarlandsvegur, 600 Akureyri, Iceland

Coordinates 65°40'47.543" N -18°5'27.035" E

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