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Sitting picture perfect by Tjörnin, Fríkirkjan translates as the Free Church. It is separate from the State Church and operates as an independent, Lutheran-free congregation.

Established in Reykjavik in the 1800s, the movement was a result of the growing number of craftsmen and tradesmen in the area looking for an alternative to the Reykjavik Cathedral.


Today, it's location puts it at the centre of the city, playing a major part in the history and culture of the population. As well as regular services and church events taking place within the religious walls, touring bands have also been known to play live shows to audiences squeezed between pews.

As a religious organisation Fríkirkjan states that everyone is welcome regardless of ethnicity, color, language, gender, sexual orientation, social status or religion. The congregation values honesty, equality, freedom, courage, human rights, tolerance and openness.

The church provides a perfect viewpoint of the picturesque Tjörnin and the surrounding area.

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Monday to Thursday: 9am - 4pm


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