"Víkurkirkja church." Top 5 Page for this destination Iceland Things to Do Tip by Regina1965
Iceland Things to Do: 998 reviews and 2,342 photos
Vík í Mýrdal or Vík in Mýrdalur valley is a lovely little village in South-Iceland with ca 290 inhabitants. The village mountain is Mt. Reynisfjall and above Vík is Mýrdalsjökull glacier and volcano.
Víkurkirkja church in Vík was built in 1932-1934 and the vicarage was moved here from Reyniskirkja church (see my tip). It is kind of a landmark in Vík although the lava pillars, Reynisdrangar, are the most noteworthy landmark. But the church stands on a hill and towers above the village of Vík.
The oldest artefacts in Víkurkirkja are artefacts from Höfđabrekkukirkja church, but that church got blown away in a storm in 1920 (like so many other churches here in Iceland). There is a silver chalice and patina dating back from 1759 and a silver wafer-box dating back to 1732.
The church is open to visitors and the view from the hill where the church stands is breathtaking.
Address: Víkurkirkja, 870 Vík
Directions: Vík is ca 187 km from Reykjavík. The church is on your left hand side as you enter the village of Vík.. Turn left and then right for a road which leads up to the church.
More Things to Do in Iceland (107)
More Reviews (97)
- See All Dining at Hotel Skógar
- See All TAX-free shopping.
- See All The yellow/blue bus around Iceland
- See All Don´t walk on the ice in the...
Regina1965's Related Pages
Have you been to Iceland?Share Your Travels