19th Century Stone Church

The church at Þingeyrar is one of the most important Icelandic churches.
it was built of stone in Romanesque style and consecrated 1877.
The church possesses many costly treasures.
The oldest object in the church is a fine 15th century English alabaster altarpiece.
The hexagonal pulpit with a tester and baptismal font is from late 17th century.
Þingeyrar was an important place from early settlement
and is mentioned in the saga literature as a regional assembly site.
Next to the church is a large circular structure,
believed to be a judgement circle and listed as a heritage site.


Visitors Centre

Klausturstofa ( monastery parlour) is the service house

for the church and is open as the church

every day in summer from 10:00 – 17:00

Klausturstofa houses an exhibition

with information about the churches history

Open from June 1.st – August 31.st

Monday 10:00 – 17:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00
Thursday Closed
Friday 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday 10:00 – 17:00


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We can accommodate groups of any sizes for a tour of the church.

In our visitors center is a café and restrooms available.

Please notify us with more information about your group
and arrival time so we can prepare your visit