Atop a hill in Akureyri is a prominent Lutheran church that has overlooked this town since 1940. This is Akureyrarkirkja (Akureyri Church) at the end of the tourist-popular Kirkjutröppurnar (Church Stairs).
Akureyrarkirkja may look new because of its modernist architecture, but it isn’t. The church, designed by Guðjón Samúelsson, was completed in 1940.
The beautiful stained glass by J. Wippell and Co. of Devon, England:
The pieces behind the altar are stunning:
I really enjoyed this next stained glass photograph, as the light cast a an appropriate mood for the composition:
I assume this church adornment hanging from the ceiling is meant to invoke Akureyri’s status as a major port:
Time to head down the hill and back into the town center:
Слава Україні! (Slava Ukraini!)