Modern Churches – Stykkisholmur Church, Iceland


Church of Stykkisholmur, Iceland
Church of Stykkisholmur, Iceland

Contemporary Churches – The Modern Church of Stykkisholmur

Stykkisholmur Town is often called the capital of Snaefellsnes. The locals are the country’s shell fishermen, the correlated industry is vital to the town’s source of revenue. The Modern Church of Stykkisholmur is a concrete architectural venture with seats for 300 people. It was consecrated in 1980 and is being used as a concert hall also.

Interior - Stykkisholmur Church
Interior – Stykkisholmur Church

The Church in Stykkisholmur is to a certain extent exceptional architecture and beauty, reminds of modern sculptures, and attracts many visitors. The church is enormously beautiful from both inside and outside. Stykkisholmur has a very extraordinary and very attractive design. The clean, modern design depicts ‘purity’.

Modern Stykkisholmur Church, Iceland
Modern Stykkisholmur Church, Iceland

The Stykkisholmur Church has got the most beautiful altarpiece of St. Mary and Jesus. The Stykkisholmur Church Stands rather high and is very prominent from land and sea. It is  stunning to view this church from a distance. It stands on a promontory overlooking the town of Stykkishólmur in western Iceland, on the northern edge of Snæfellsnes peninsula. The entrance lies between two sweeping arms leading up to the bell tower.

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