Free Church in Reykjavík

Local nameFríkirkjan í Reykjavík
LocationReykjavík, Iceland

The Fríkirkjan í Reykjavík is a church which is apart from the State Church. It is an independent Lutheran Free Church of Iceland. It lies in the centre of the Icelandic capital, by the lake Tjörnin.

The Fríkirkjan í Reykjavík congregation was established in Reykjavík in the autumn of 1899. It had an initial membership of 600 which soon rose. The foundation of the Free Church did not spring from any doctrinal dispute with the national Lutheran church, but arose from objections to certain aspects of the national church's organisations. The Free church followed the example of churches in Norway and those of Icelandic immigrant communities in North America, in wishing to bring the church closer to the people. The rising population of Reykjavík and the concomitant social changes also contributed. Craftsmen and tradesman were growing classes in the town, and new districts were built, and yet Reykjavík Cathedral was still the only church.

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Opening hours

Mon - Thu: 9am - 4pm

More information and contact


Official website


Phone +354 552 7270

Address 5 Fríkirkjuvegur

Coordinates 64°8'39.531" N -21°56'20.973" E

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