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The present church is the work and was the private property of the farmer, who built it in 1877. It is made of chiselled basaltic stones from a quarry 8 km away from the place of construction. The stones were prepared during summer and transported across Lake Hop on sledges pulled by oxen during winter. The church possesses many precious artifacts from the earlier churches, such as the beautiful canopy pulpit, decorated with carvings of holy men, and the excellent canopy baptismal fond.
Hvammstangi to Blönduós, Iceland
architectureexcursionreligion 9 km away
113 km / 1:25596 km / 7:08 total
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Lagarfljót (also called Lögurinn) is a lake situated in the east of Iceland near Egilsstaðir. Its surface measures 53 square kilometres (20 sq mi) and it is 25 kilometres (16 mi) long; its greatest width is 2.5 km (1.6 mi) and its greatest depth 112 m (367 ft). The River Lagarfljót flows through this lake. The biggest forest in Iceland, Hallormsstaðarskógur is found near the lake as well as a waterfall, Hengifoss. Hengifoss, at 118 m (387 ft), is one of the tallest waterfalls in the country. Below it is another waterfall called Litlanesfoss. As with the Scottish lake Loch Ness, a cryptid serpent, called Lagarfljótsormurinn by locals, is believed by some to live in the depths of Lagarfljót.
nature 5 km away
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Þjóðveldisbærinn Stöng (English: Stöng Commonwealth Farm) is a reconstructed viking-era farmstead in Iceland, located in the Þjórsárdalur valley near road 32 in Árnessýsla county. It is a historically accurate reconstruction of the three buildings, including a longhouse, which stood 7 km to the north at Stöng; the farm is believed to have been buried under volcanic ash in 1104 following the eruption of the volcano Hekla.
Stöng & Þjóðveldisbær, Iceland
excursionhistorymuseum 0.4 km away
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The Interpretive Center is in a new building close to the viewspot at Hakið, where a footpath leads down into the great Almannagjá fault. The exhibition in the Interpretive Center is based on interactive multimedia. The exhibition is easily accessible to the visitors.
excursionmuseumnature 27 km away
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Þingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. It is the site of a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is also home to Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. Parliament or Alþingi was established at Þingvellir in 930 and remained there until 1798. Þingvellir National Park was founded in 1930 to protect the remains of the parliament site and was later expanded to protect natural phenomena in the surrounding area. Þingvellir National Park was the first national park in Iceland and was decreed "a protected national shrine for all Icelanders, the perpetual property of the Icelandic nation under the preservation of parliament, never to be sold or mortgaged."
The Golden Circle, Iceland
naturepark 27 km away
41 km / 0:351932 km / 23:27 total