When traveling to Reykjavik, one of the must-see places is the Hallgrímskirkja. This church is an Icelandic masterpiece, and is said to resemble the basalt lava flows that are found all over the country. Construction began in 1945 and took 38 years to complete. At 244 ft, the Hallgrímskirkja could be seen from anywhere I stood in Reykjavik. Towering in front of the church is a statue of Leif Eriksson, the legendary Icelandic explorer. This is one of the coolest buildings I’ve ever seen:

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