Domkirkjan, Reykjavik

Currently Closed
  • Address: Kirkjustræti, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Reykjavik
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +354-5209700
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids
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About Domkirkjan, Reykjavik

Domkirkjan holds a significant importance in shaping Icelandic history. Interestingly the church has always been on the site since 1200 AD only to have taken its present form in 1796. This the very place where Iceland’s independence was officially endorsed and the members of cabinet still gather for several sessions.

The first view at the church will fill you with serenity, a fairly basic building amongst the perfectly manicured green lawn. On entering the church one will experience the same sense of calmness around. The church also houses a baptismal font donated by famous sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen.

Domkirkjan Information

  • Do not confuse the cathedral with Hallgrimskirkja, a lot of people tend to do so.
  • Be decently dressed.
  • Maintain tranquility within the church.

Domkirkjan Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

How To reach Domkirkjan by Public Transport

  • Bus stop at 200 meters.
  • Nearby bus station : Raohusio; Laekjartorg

Restaurants Near Domkirkjan

  • The Grill Market
  • Borg Restaurant

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Things to Know Before Visiting Domkirkjan

  • 14.79% of people who visit Reykjavik include Domkirkjan in their plan

  • 36.64% of people plan their visit to Domkirkjan between 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Domkirkjan

Monday, Thursday and Friday

50.26% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Domkirkjan

People normally club together Minjasafn Reykjavikur and National Gallery Of Iceland while planning their visit to Domkirkjan.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Domkirkjan, Reykjavik Reviews

  • Small little church near the parliament. We tried the door and it was open, so we went in. This is in contrast with other countries where the church open when the church itself is open. If you are interested in going in, don't hesitate to try the door!

  • Amazing!! I was in a hostel near this building and I could see their on the night and the morning, beautiful like the city of Reikiavic!

  • Lovely quaint church, with a nice organ and acoustic, and a very enjoyable Sunday morning service. Their choir was small, but committed, and the organist introduced the hymns with creative preludes, making the service flow almost seamlessly between the priest's intoned passages and congregational entries. People were very kind, in general.

  • In The distance is a a Cathedral in Reykjavík, Iceland, that is seat of the Bishop of Iceland and mother church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland, as well as the parish church of the old city centre and environs. We were on a short stopover in Iceland.

  • Quaint little cathedral near the Parliament House

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