I visited Iceland in February 2013 and it is now one of my favourite destinations. Reykjavik, the capital city is an awesome place and it has so many great things going on that this attraction could possibly be overlooked but for me it was a must do! This church that looks like a rocket can be seen from all over town so you can’t miss it.
Entry to this unique church cost 600 ISK which is about £3 (cheap as). I am not really a fan of churches, I’m sick of seeing them actually but this was one was kind of nice. It felt new and modern and light. It is fairly modern having finished being built in 1986 (a great year!) but only after being constructed since 1945. This church also has one of the coolest organs I have ever seen and it is 25 tonnes!
Seeing Reykjavik from the top of this church made me realise just how cool this place is and I would recommend doing it on your first day in the city to get your bearings and to show you how small this place is and how beautiful the surroundings are.
The view from the top for me was really enjoyable because from the town you can’t actually tell the colours of all the roofs so it was a real surprise when I got up there. The day we visited it was really quiet so we had the whole viewing deck to ourselves.
No doubt the best part of the view from the top was the snow capped mountains in the distance. It reassured me I was certainly in Iceland! After about half an hour up the top it was time to descend back to one of my favourite little towns and explore it more. Not before finding a statue by the church of Leifur Eriksson who was the first European to discover America, yes you read right even before Colombus! I have my husband to thank for that fact, he is a history buff with a wealth of information.
Next weeks view from the top comes to you from my home country New Zealand and the stunning town of Queenstown.
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