Sunset in Reykjavík

Sunset in Reykjavík (Capital Region, Iceland). In the photos:

  • Reykjavík City Hall and Tjörnin lake,
  • Sun Voyager – a stainless-steel sculpture of a boat (1990, by Jón Gunnar Árnason),
  • Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre,
  • Sculpture & Shore Walk,
  • Reykjavík Harbor.


See also:

Reykjavík – the Smoke Cove | Reykjavík by night | Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík | Coast walk in Reykjavík | Perlan – the Pearl of Reykjavik


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Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík

Hallgrímskirkja (Church of Hallgrímur) – a Lutheran parish church in Reykjavík (Capital Region, Iceland), the largest (74,5 m high) church in the country, with a viewing deck. Designed by Guðjón Samúelsson in the expressionist style the church resembles Icelandic glaciers, mountais and basalt columns rocks. It took more than 40 years to complete construction (1945-1986). Inside: a large pipe organ (by Johannes Klais of Bonn). The name of the church – Church of Hallgrímur – is connected to Hallgrímur Pétursson, Icelandic poet and clergyman living in 17th century. In front of the church there is the statue of Leif Erikson, explorer (1930, by Alexander Stirling Calder) – a gift from US for the 1000th anniversary of Þingvellir parliament.

Ξ Hallgrímskirkja webpage



See also:

Reykjavík – the Smoke CoveSunset in ReykjavíkReykjavík by nightCoast walk in ReykjavíkPerlan – the Pearl of Reykjavik


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Icelandic sheep

Icelandic sheep – a breed of domestic short-tailed, cold-hardy sheep in Iceland, bred for meat and fleece (and wool), which is dual-coated (outer coat: tog, fine inner coat: þel).



See also:

Icelandic horses


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