Christianskirkjan, Klaksvik

4.5
#1 of 7 in Things to do in Bordhoy
Considered one of the most striking buildings in the whole country, Christianskirkjan represents both a modern architectural achievement and a favorite religious site for the worshipers. The idea behind the construction was to create a landmark that would reflect the culture and history of the country. As a result, it was built out of natural basalt and wood, and topped with the traditional sod roof typical for Scandinavian buildings. Inside, you'll see a Faroese boat hanging from the ceiling, a celebrated altarpiece dating from 1901, a rose window designed by Ulrikke Marseen, and a number of other decorations and icons of carved wood. Put Christianskirkjan and other Klaksvik attractions into our Klaksvik day trip planning app , and watch your holiday take shape.
Create an itinerary including Christianskirkjan
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Christianskirkjan Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
52 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • A church in downtown Krasvik. Unfortunately, it was closed when I visited. I only went inside until September 15th, and i went back to see only the appearance.
    View original
  • Wonderful friendly chap explained the history of the church. Do not miss marquetry plaques of the Life of Christ in the room below the church. We were so glad to find the church open as most were shut...  more »
Google
  • Really beautiful church. Altarpiece is really big and draws all the attention to it. It represents the beauty of old Faroese churches, there are also beautiful images in the basement of the church which are wonderful. I'd recommend visiting it no matter of your religiousness as it is a beautiful work of art as it is a religious building.
  • This is a nice and interesting modern Church worth a visit. The historical part is limited, however one still gets a nice experience visiting the church.
Places to stay near Christianskirkjan

Plan your trip to Klaksvik

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Klaksvik

4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Klaksvik

4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min