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Praying in the smallest church in Iceland might present a problem to overweight people

The tiniest of churches and behind it, hidden by fog, a massive and stunning cliff. Beautiful  sight in Iceland. PIC kirkjan

The tiniest of churches and behind it, hidden by fog, a massive and stunning cliff. Beautiful sight in Iceland. PIC kirkjan

Overweight? Then chances are you will have to make do with seeing the smallest church in Iceland from the outside.

Sometimes the most fascinating man-made things are not 300 meter high church towers, eighteen-story shopping malls or pyramids that took many centuries to finish. Nope. Sometimes the little things grab our attention the most.

strictly speaking this is not a church

That is most certainly the case with the smallest church in Iceland at Nupsstadir farm just minutes away from the beautiful Skaftafell National Park in Iceland. OK, strictly speaking this is not a church but a chapel or house of prayer. Even „house“ is a overstatement since this is a building made mostly from turf.

This chapel is not only the remnants of an old church that was one of the oldest in the country but officially the smallest such building in Iceland. Even getting inside can prove difficult for larger folks and inside there are not exactly vast open spaces either.

Do make the detour. This is close to the Ring Road and only takes minutes. Do be careful though. This is a national treasure and therefore usually not open very often. But this tiny building contrasting to the massive cliffs of Lomagnupur is a sight to behold for anyone.


Sjá Church at Nupsstadir á stærra korti

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