Historic Buildings
  • Kirkjuhvammskirkja

Kirkjuhvammur Church

A short distance above Hvammstangi you will find Kirkjuhvammur church. The soil at Kirkjuhvammur on Vatnsnes peninsula, which in older times was called Hvammur in Miðfjörður fjord, was considered very good earth but there were no major farms here. Kirkjuhvammur was an assembly place in 1406. Farming stopped in 1947 and the houses collapsed to the ground around 1960. The church is the only building from former times still on site.

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