Iceland – The Black Church

On the south coast of Iceland’s Snæfellsnes peninsula – The Black Church at Budir

On our 11th day of traveling around Iceland (counterclockwise), we came across The Black Church. In recent years, this church has become a photographers dream. Built in 1703 by a merchant and reconstructed in 1987. The sign tells of a woman who fought to have the church built after the parish at Búðir was abolished in 1816. In 1848, a new church was built with a quote of the door ring that says “This church was built in 1848 without the support of the spiritual fathers” in memory of this woman.