Also known as the “black church”, it’s dark simplicity makes it seem that much more stunning against the vast landscape especially in winter.

Find Iceland’s famous black church, Búðir, in the Búðahraun Lava Field: a barren stretch of rocks and grass in Iceland’s Snaefellsnes peninsula. The church’s striking black exterior is painted with pitch to protect against the weather — and it’s everything you could possibly dream of in a moody Icelandic landscape. At roughly 2 hours north of Reyjkavik, the country’s capital, it’s pretty easy to escape up here for a day trip to take in the views.


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