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Turf Churches

Today only five turf churches remain standing in
Iceland, more or less in their original form,
Víðimýri Church in Skagafjörður is regarded as
the finest; Gr...

Today only five turf churches remain standing in
Iceland, more or less in their original form,
Víðimýri Church in Skagafjörður is regarded as
the finest; Gröf Church is the oldest; the
largest is Saurbær Church in Eyjafjörður; Hof
Church in Öræfi is the most recent; and
Núpsstaður Chapel is by far the smallest. A
sixth church, at the Árbær Museum in Reykjavík,
was constructed from the timebers of an old
church at Silfrastaðir in Skagafjörður. Of the
six, four are of the north, two of the south.
In 2000, on the millennium of Icelandïs adoption
of the Christian religion, a replica of a turf
church of stave construction was built in
Þjórsárdalur, adjacent to Þjóðveldisbærinn, a
replica of the medieval longhouse at Stöng.
Icelandïs turf-building tradition is under
consideration for the unesco World Heritage list.

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