The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland - Glerárkirkja

Glerárkirkja is one of over 280 congregations around Iceland that belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland (ELCI).

You are welcome to come to the church for a Sunday service or to seek counsel with the pastors or deacon. You can do this without being formally a member of the church. You should seek out the pastor or staff in the church if you have any questions.

There are two preconditions for joining the church formally, baptism and registration. The ELCI recognizes baptism done by other churches in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy spirit. If you want to become a member of the church you should contact a pastor near you and discuss this with him. Registration is done by Þjóðskrá, the Central Registration Office where you can find forms in Icelandic.

Our contacts:
Bugðusíðu 3
IS – 603 Akureyri
Phone: 00354-4648800

Rev. Sindri Geir Óskarsson
Phones: 464 8808 and 866 8489, email:         

Rev. Stefanía Steinsdóttir - on leave until 01.09.22

Eydís Ösp Eyþórsdóttir

Valmar Väljaots
Phones: 464 8804 and 849 2949

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You are welcome to all services in Glerárkirkja. The language is Icelandic, but upon request we offer services in English and Norwegian. Our services are every Sunday at 11:00 o‘clock in the morning and every second Sunday at 8:00 o‘clock in the evening. Our Sunday School is every Sunday at 11:00 o’clock and parents with young children meet in the church every Thursday between 10:00 and 12:00 in the morning. Please notice that we have a different schedule for our activities during the summer time as well as during public holidays.

Glerárkirkja is a cooperating partner of The Icelandic Church Aid. The role of the Icelandic Church Aid is to initiate and coordinate the humanitarian and relief work of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland both locally as well as abroad. From the start Icelandic Church Aid has participated in development work in collaboration with the Lutheran World Federation in various places around the world and it has also provided direct support to societies and organizations in various countries. Icelandic Church Aid is a member of ACT International, Action of Churches Together, a global alliance of churches and related agencies working in emergency relief. Icelandic Church Aid is a non-profit organization. If you need financial assistance from the Church Aid, you are welcome to apply for assistance. To do so, please contact one of our pastors or our deacon.

Do you want to baptise your child, get married in Glerárkirkja, register your child for confirmation or do you need assistance in your preparation for a funeral of a family member? Please do not hesitate to contact us. We will do our best in assisting you.