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Vioimyrarkirkja Church

560, Varmahlid, Varmahlid, Iceland
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Attraction right off Ring Road

This turf church is right off the ring road. It was closed and so cant say much about the inside... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rare turf church.

This small turf church is still in-use. It is one of only a few remaining churches of this type in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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560, Varmahlid, Varmahlid, Iceland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This turf church is right off the ring road. It was closed and so cant say much about the inside. Its on the side of the road with an overgrown turf and is beautiful. Worth stopping by since it is really not a detour.

Thank yatra09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small turf church is still in-use. It is one of only a few remaining churches of this type in Iceland. Our guide told us about it's origin, how the sexes were separated during services, and more, making the visit so much more interesting.

Thank metaligenics
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Lovely, small church, you couldn't find something like that outside Iceland. We were really surprised with information, for how many people it was built, why women were sitting separately from men, why wealthy members of the parish had separate pew etc. That information came from...More

Thank Wantula
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Well worth a quick stop as you are passing. Old grass roof, wooden construction. Horses nearby for easy photos.

Thank Amanda100England
Reviewed July 31, 2017

If you are in the area would recommend stopping off here. Hard to find but cute place. Nice location but wouldn't go miles out of the way to see it. A small place so will be seen within a few minutes.

Thank Pauline V
Reviewed June 13, 2017

This is one of six churches of this tupe with a turf room and this one still operates.It is about three KM outside of Varmahlid doen a side road but worth a visit but it is not open except for certain hours and there is...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

Like my title proclaims, this church is a rare site to behold as there are only 6 turf churches remaining in Iceland 🇮🇸. It is very close to Glaumbauer (may have spelled that wrong) Museum, so it's like a double header! This place is worth...More

Thank ChoosingToBeHappy
Reviewed May 14, 2017

This is a Must see if you are in the area, it is a small church and the oldest grass-roofed sod building.

Thank wcoveno
Reviewed March 3, 2017

In Skagafjörður North Iceland you will find beautiful turf church. It is recorded in the earlier church annals that here was a church in 1318, the church has probably been in Viðimýri from Christian in the year 1000. Víðimýri, where the Church has played an...More

Thank au_urherd_ss
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is definitely an interesting historical site, but there was just the one building and not much to see here. I found the nearby Glaumbaer Museum more interesting.

Thank Russell P
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Terry R
September 25, 2017|
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Response from Wantula | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it is open in October, but there are services in the church from time to time, so you can be lucky, It is still worth to stop there and see it from outside. All information about opening times and prices... More