Churches in Iceland
A Visual Journey
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This book delivers the first installment in a series on the visual delights of Iceland. Neither scholarly nor scientific, this book tries to share the delightful surprises we found in churches around Iceland. Though it may touch on architecture, history, geology, and culture, it is primarily a self-indulgent scrapbook of personal impressions. And be forewarned, it is not a complete catalog. We had to skip some churches to maintain our ambitious schedule and vagabond tendencies.
Included with each church are photographs, a short description of the church’s history, pointers to interesting sites nearby, and a map locating the church with GPS coordinates in decimal degrees.
In the Appendices are short articles about the history of Christianity in Iceland, a primer on naming conventions for Icelanders, and a “cheat sheet” on how to interpret Icelandic place names.