- Hallgrímskirkja, Church of Hallgrímur, Lutheran parish church with 73 m high steeple rising above all other buildings in Reykjavik. It is the largest church of the country. State Architect Gudjon Samuelsson (1887-1950) was commissioned to design the church in 1937. His goal was to create a style of national architecture, using motifs and materials from Icelandic nature with basalt formations playing a prominent role. The design is reminiscent of the rugged mountains and icecaps, which dominate Iceland's landscapes.