The Vik church (Víkurkirkja) on the hill at Vík village in the

The Vik church (Víkurkirkja) on the hill at Vík village in the

ID : 19448
Dislike 0

Standard - Web45.00
Medium - Din A5 129.00
Large - Din A4163.00
Original size or front cover photo196.00


JPG: 5760x3840px @ 9.50 Mb.

The Vik church (Víkurkirkja) was built between the years of 1932 and 1934 and it is made of concrete. The church can seat roughly 200 church-goers. The most significant relic the church holds is an altar containing paintings by a famous Icelandic painter Brynjólfur Þórðarson. The church is situated above the village of Vik and it offers some very nice views of Vik together with its most interesting sights, the ocean and the mountains all around. Further details from Wikipedia:

Vík lies directly south of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which itself is on top of the Katla volcano. Katla has not erupted since 1918, and this longer than typical dormant period has led to speculation that an eruption may occur soon. An eruption of Katla could melt enough ice to trigger an enormous flash flood, potentially large enough to obliterate the entire town. The town's church, located high on a hill, is believed to be the only building that would survive such a flood. Thus, the people of Vík practice periodic drills and are trained to rush to the church at the first sign of an eruption.