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.

Hallgrímskirkja webpage

See also:

Reykjavík – the Smoke Cove

Sunset in Reykjavík

Reykjavík by night

Coast walk in Reykjavík

Perlan – the Pearl of Reykjavik


Iceland on 40thousandkm

Icelandic horses

Icelandic horse – a breed of small, long-lived and hardy horses, developed in harsh climate of Iceland and the only breed of horse in that country (no other breed is allowed into a country and the horses which were transported out of Iceland cannot be brought back).

Icelandic horse is a “five-gaited” breed: the horses can perform – apart from walk, trot, and canter/gallo – two additional gaits: tölt four-beat lateral ambling gait and flying pace (skeið / flugskeið), fast (even up to 48 km/h), used in races.



See also:

Icelandic sheep

North-West Iceland


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