or The Church of Akureyri
is a prominent Lutheran
church in Akureyri
, northern Iceland
. Located in the centre of the city, and towering above the city on a hill, it was designed by Guðjón Samúelsson
, and completed in 1940.
Akureyrarkirkja contains a notably large 3200-pipe organ
, a unique interpretation of the crucifixion
and a suspended ship
hanging from the ceiling which reflects an old Nordic
tradition of giving offerings for the protection of loved ones at sea.
The opaque central window in the chancel, once belonged to Coventry Cathedral