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Centre in ReykjavÝk in ReykjavÝkurborg, H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i­, Iceland — North Atlantic and Artic Oceans (a Nordic Island)
 

Vik Church Altar

 
 
Altar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2017
1. Altar Marker
Inscription.  
HÚr er tali­ a­ altari sidustu vÝkurkirkju hafi sta­i­.

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(English translation:) It is believed that the altar of the last Vik church was located here at this location.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 64° 8.839′ N, 21° 56.522′ W. Marker is in ReykjavÝk, Capital Region (H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i­), in ReykjavÝkurborg. It is in Centre. Marker can be reached from the intersection of A­alstrŠti and KirkjustrŠti. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: ReykjavÝk, Capital Region 101, Iceland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Settlement of ReykjavÝk (here, next to this marker); Theodˇra Thoroddsen (a few steps from this marker); A­alstrŠti 16 (a few steps from this marker); A­alstrŠti 12 - ═safold (within shouting distance of this marker); Grjˇgata 4 (within shouting distance of this marker); Adlon (within shouting distance of this marker); Ingibj÷rg H. Bjarnason (within

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shouting distance of this marker); Grjˇta■orp (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in ReykjavÝk.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in the small square (VÝkurgar­ur) where A­alstrŠti and KirkjustrŠti meet, embedded in the pavement (southeast section). The location is where the Reykjavik Cathedral was formerly located, as well as its predecessor, the "Vik" church. The church was torn down in the 1780's to make way for the cathedral.
 
Also see . . .  Dˇmkirkjan ═ ReykjavÝk 200 ┴ra (mbl.is, Oct. 26, 1996, in Icelandic). Provides some history of the Reykjavik Cathedral, as well as its predecessor, the Vik church. (Submitted on February 1, 2020.) 
 
Vik Church Altar Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2017
2. Vik Church Altar Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here in the foreground, embedded in the pavement.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 1, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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Dec. 6, 2023