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Fire Destroys Grímsey Church

The historic church on Grímsey island, North Iceland, was burned to the ground in a fire yesterday, Vísir reports. While no people were injured in

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Take Me to Church

It’s a cold Sunday morning as I make my way up Skólavörðustígur towards the mighty Hallgrímskirkja church, a white, tapered structure that towers gracefully over downtown Reykjavík like a huge upside-down icicle. Very few people are out and about, and from the looks of it, most of them are tourists. None of them, however, look like they’re on their way to mass.

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Hallgrímskirkja Tower Reopens

Hallgrímskirkja tower reopened this morning following a five-week closure to replace its lift, mbl.is reports. The tower’s new lift travels 1.6m (5.3ft) per second, 60%

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