Saturday, 12 February 2011

Iceland's Oldest Church



We weren't very organised when we set off for Iceland - we wouldn't have had a guidebook at all if we hadn't picked one up in the airport. So most of our interaction with sites of interest came by following the little squiggly signs that basically meant "there's something of interest over this way."

This was one of those finds, hidden a little way back from the road, and claiming to be Iceland's oldest church. It's a tiny building, with the traditional grass roof and peat walls.

Definitely a contender for the world's cutest church... have you seen any nicer?



15 comments:

Tay Talk said...

This made me smile!

I have wanted to go to Iceland since forever and this just confirmed that want.

:)

rosaria said...

Oh Yes, a great place to tie the know if you haven't already done so.

J. Rosemary Moss said...

Aw! It's a hobbit-hole church!

Kazzy said...

Beyond cool...

Ginny said...

Goodness! This looks like a child's playhouse! A glass roof? Did you go inside, were there pews?

Arti said...

Looks very interesting and strikingly beautiful... Definitely the most eye catching...
Have a lovely Sunday:)

LindyLouMac said...

Some of the best finds are the ones you discover quite by chance. This is one of those I think.

Fly Girl said...

It is cute and it doesn't look so old. WHen was it built?

becky said...

We went to Iceland a year-and-a half ago...my favorites were the horses...we stepped into an ancient church (we had a tour guide one day and did we ever see the stuff!) complete with stone coffins. Your little sod-covered church is likely a starter church...cute!

Louiz said...

I love the roof! It's a very lovely looking building.

Rachel said...

What a lovely little church!

Mama Hen said...

Beautiful! I hope you are doing well! Hapy Valentine's Day my friend!

Mama Hen

Yenta Mary said...

That church is so simple and sweet, just waiting for someone to find it rather than proclaiming its existence loudly ... :)

Alice Braga said...

There should be a squiggly line sign pointing the way to your blog. Yes, that is is the cutest church I've ever seen. That roof is amazing.

Thanks for the valentine wishes. Do you celebrate in the UK and if so, on the same day?

cornflakegirl74 said...

That is just lovely :) I don't think I've ever seen a church as quaint/adorable as that one!

Iceland has always been on my list of places to see, too.

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