If the Hobbits in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings had built churches, they probably would have built them like this!
In Iceland, they used to build what’s called “turf churches.” That is, churches made of wood and stone and covered with dirt and grass. There are only 6 of them left, and the last one was built in the 19th century.
And they are amazingly beautiful!
Below are photos of five of these beautiful and unique places of Christian worship. You can click on any image to view it full size.