"Religion in Iceland." Top 5 Page for this destination Iceland Local Custom Tip by Regina1965

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  Our largest church, HallgrÝmskirkja.
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  • Our largest church, Hallgrímskirkja. - Iceland
      Our largest church, HallgrÝmskirkja.
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  • My church in Grafarvogur suburb. - Iceland
      My church in Grafarvogur suburb.
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  • The Catholic church in Reykjavík. - Iceland
      The Catholic church in ReykjavÝk.
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  • Strandarkirkja by the ocean in South-Iceland. - Iceland
      Strandarkirkja by the ocean in South-Iceland.
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  • The church in Sólheimar eco village in S-Iceland - Iceland
      The church in Sˇlheimar eco village in S-Iceland
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The Icelandic nation is mainly Christian, we are not avid church-goers on the whole though. Apart from going to funerals, Christenings and weddings. But there are some more devout than others.

Here is a list of how the nation is divided in their beliefs (2010 and 2011):

The Established church: 183.697 (77,2% of the population in 2011)
The Catholic church: 6.366 (in 2011)
The Free Church in ReykjavÝk: 6.008
The Free Church in Hafnarfj÷r­ur: 3.735
The Independent parish in ReykjavÝk: 2.196
The ones who belief in the old Nordic gods (┴satr˙): 2.148 (in 2013)
The Pentacost church FÝladelfÝa: 1.043
The Buddhist society: 646
Adventists: 619
Jehova┤s Witnesses: 545
The Free Church Vegurinn: 537
Krossinn (The Cross): 559 (in 2011)
Bahßi: 374 (in 2003)
Muslims: 289 (in 2003)
The Church of Jesus Christ, Mormons): 190 (in 2003)
Zen: 40 (in 2003)
Baptists: 10 (in 2003)
Home church (Heimakirkja): 9 which is the smallest one
People not belonging to any church: 11.868 (in 2011)

This list is far from being complete, as there are more indepenent church divisions. And there are a lot of Muslims here now and they are getting permission to build a mosque now.

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  • Updated Jun 22, 2013
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