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Small but interesting 19th century turf church, worth a detour.

My husband and I visited this church in May 2017 after a visit of Glaumbaer Museum (+/- 8 km/6... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
Schoten, Belgium
One of Last Turf Churches in Iceland

This turf roof church built in 1834 is a few minutes off the Ring Road, one of the last of its kind... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Marlton, New Jersey
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560, Varmahlid, Varmahlid, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ran across this by chance as we were hitting the "snowflake sign" attractions along the road. Interesting turf church that is worth a short visit.

Thank DKPuck
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Closed in winter, nice little photo and not far from ring road but nice just to drop and take a photo of

Thank millington101
Reviewed 17 February 2018

My husband and I visited this church in May 2017 after a visit of Glaumbaer Museum (+/- 8 km/6 minutes drive away). We asked directions in the touristic service in Varmahlid, where two nice ladies pointed us in the right direction. According to the explanatory...More

Thank TravelcrazyAntwerp
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is one of the last turf churches in Iceland and it has been greatly preserved. It is unique and picturesque.and well maintained. Although we came in the winter/January, our guide arranged for us to go inside. Inside was neat and quaint and very interesting....More

Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This turf roof church built in 1834 is a few minutes off the Ring Road, one of the last of its kind in Iceland. You have to look carefully for signage as we passed by it the first time. It is before the supermarket in...More

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Worth the short few minutes drive just off the Ring Road to get to the church. Very picturesque, with well maintained lawns. It was closed when I was there. But the couple of photos from the outside was worth the few minutes detour from the...More

Thank cyk179
Reviewed 11 November 2017

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 16 October 2017

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 15 August 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 7 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Amanda100England
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Terry R
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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