The Last Turf Church in Iceland

It is very well known that Iceland is not famous enough for its forests. The whole territory is coated with dwarf plants and moss. For that reason, the turf is mainly used for building material. In the last century a large number of houses was covered with turf in Iceland – the same number is decreasing continually. In the small village of Holf there is a small church that has remained intact (at least from the ones that function).

The construction technology for this church was used since the Iron Age. Its main purpose was the protection of the people from the harsh climate of the island.

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Turf Church in Iceland

Turf Church in Iceland

Turf Church in Iceland

Turf Church in Iceland

Turf Church in Iceland

Turf Church in Iceland

Turf Church in Iceland

Turf Church in Iceland

Turf Church in Iceland

Turf Church in Iceland

We would love to love here – can you imagine two small Lazy Penguins here?

Turf Church in Iceland

Turf Church in Iceland

Turf Church in Iceland

Turf Church in Iceland

Turf Church in Iceland

Turf Church in Iceland

Turf Church in Iceland

Turf Church in Iceland

 

 

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