Hallgrímskirkja (Hvalfjörður)

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Hallgrímskirkja in 2007

Hallgrímskirkja (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈhatlkrimsˌcʰɪrca], church of Hallgrímur), also known as Hallgrímskirkja í Saurbæ or Saurbæjarkirkja, is a church in Hvalfjarðarsveit, Iceland. The church was consecrated on 28 July 1957 and is dedicated to Hallgrímur Pétursson, who was the pastor of the local parish between 1651 and 1669.

Designed by architects Sigurður Guðmundsson and Eiríkur Einarsson, although Guðjón Samúelsson was the first to draw a model of the church and it was according to his design that the foundations were cast. In 1953, Sigurður and Eiríkur came together to design the current concrete church, with its brick interiors, copper roof and 20 metre high tower. The frescoes around the altar are the work of Finnish artist Lennart Segerstråle and the crucifix on the altar itself dates back to the 16th century.[1]

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Coordinates: 64°24′20″N 21°37′32″W / 64.4055°N 21.6255°W / 64.4055; -21.6255


  1. ^ "HALLGRÍMSKIRKJA Í SAURBÆ". Retrieved 5 September 2016.