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There is an old church and a grave-yard at B˙ir in SnŠfellsnes. The first church which was built here dates back to 1703, but churches have been rebuilt here several times. One was rebuilt in 1848 and the current one was consecrated in 1987, rebuilt to look like the original church.
There are ancient (by Iceland┤s standard) artefacts in the church, f.ex. the altarpiece dates back to 1750. And a clock which dates back to 1672.
Like most other churches in Iceland it is closed now. A few years ago people started robbing the country churches, sleeping in them and defiling them :( So out of necessity they are now closed.
Directions: B˙akirkja church is just a little east of Hotel B˙ir and by B˙ahraun lava field. From road 54 driving west turn left for B˙ir. It is just a short distance from the main-road.
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