The Hallgrimskirja Church stands out in Reykajavik with its hill top position in the centre of the capital city, but for me it is the smaller countryside churches that provide the most charm.
Here I bring you images of some of the churches we came across on our recent Iceland trip, taking us from Reykjavik up to Isafjordur in the WestFjords region. All the churches were simple and the locations (below a glacier, on an island, by the sea…) enhanced the images, as did the churchyards where meadow flowers provided a riot of colour.
In one church we spy through the door, looking back out, to see the local children swinging on the gate in a carefree manner. Look up and one might see the simple bells that call worshippers to prayer.
I guess that is just it; it is all so simple and beautiful, bare beauty.
Have a wonderful week.