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The Church under the mountain Víkurheiði. Vík. Víkurkirkja
The Church under the mountain Víkurheiði. Vík. Víkurkirkja The Vik church (Víkurkirkja) was built between the years of 1932 and 1934 and it is made of concrete. The church can seat roughly 200 church-goers. The most significant relic the church holds is an altar containing paintings by a famous Icelandic painter Brynjólfur Þórðarson. The church is situated above the village of Vik and it offers some very nice views of Vik together with its most interesting sights, the ocean and the mountains all around.
Church in Vík village
Church in Vík village Víkurkirkja (Vikurkirkja) is the name of the town's church, located high on a hill. An eruption of Katla Volcano could melt enough ice to trigger an enormous flash flood, potentially large enough to obliterate the entire town. The church is believed to be the only building that would survive such a flood. Thus, the people of Vík practice periodic drills and are trained to rush to the church at the first sign of an eruption.
Chursh in the twilight
Chursh in the twilight Church in the twilight at Vík - South - Iceland