Reykjavik Sights

Dómkirkjan (Lutheran Cathedral)

  • Austurvöllur Sq.
  • Reykjavík
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 09/28/2015

Fodor's Review

A place of worship has existed on this site since AD 1200. The small, charming church, built 1788–96, represents the state religion, Lutheranism. It was here that sovereignty and independence were first blessed and endorsed by the church. It's also where Iceland's national anthem, actually a hymn, was first sung in 1874. Since 1845, members and cabinet ministers of every Alþing parliament have gathered here for a service before the annual session. Among the treasured items inside is a baptismal font carved and donated by the famous 19th-century master sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, who was half Icelandic.

Sight Information

Address:

Austurvöllur Sq., Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland

Phone:

/520–9700

Sight Details:

  • Weekdays 10–4:30, unless in use for services

Published 09/28/2015

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